Cllr Dave Sutton Speaks Ahead Of Standards Hearing

Stoke-on-Trent City Councillor Dave Sutton has confirmed that he will accept the findings of the City Council Standards Committee Hearings Sub Committee which meets on 28th April to hear complaints made against him relating to an incident at a meeting of the Newshaw Walk residents’ association.

The Northwood & Birches Head councillor has also expressed his dissapointment for what he describes as a ‘rare drop in my own personal standards’.

Councillor Sutton said:

“I will be telling the hearing that I accept the findings of the Monitoring Officers report and wish to apologise if I have caused any distress to the complainants.

I do not wish to argue with the findings in the report. I have not been the subject of a standards complaint in the past and apologise for this rare drop in my own personal standards”.

The complaints are understood to be related to an incident at a resident association meeting which resulted in a complaint being made by the chairman which was supported by Eve Maley who lost out to Cllr Sutton by one vote at the 2008 local election.

Mrs Maley is contesting the upocoming election in the Northwood & Birches Head ward as an Independent candidate. She will be trying to defeat sitting councillor and current Lord Mayor Jean Bowers.

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