North West Wales

Two Anglesey councillors are suspended

Aled Morris Jones
Image caption Councillor Aled Morris Jones has been suspended from Anglesey Council

Two members of Anglesey Council have been suspended for a breach of the council's code of conduct.

Councillor Aled Morris Jones has been suspended for four months and Councillor O Glyn Jones for two months by the Adjudication Panel for Wales.

A spokesman for the council confirmed both councillors had been suspended.

Mr Morris Jones said he was disappointed by the decision and was now considering his next step. Mr Glyn Jones was not available for comment.

Mr Morris Jones was suspended after complaints about the way he chaired two meetings of the council during 2009.

He said he was disappointed by the decision.

"I had already apologised to the council for what happened during the first council meeting.

"I was under a great deal of pressure at the time," he said.

"As far as the second meeting was concerned, I had received advice beforehand from the Welsh Local Government Association, and the ombudsman had accepted that I had not broken the code of conduct."

In a statement the authority said: "The council will not make any comment on the cases themselves, but will address the practical consequences arising from the suspensions."

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