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DORSET COUNCILLOR RESIGNS AMID FREEMASON ALLEGATIONS

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A county councillor has resigned from a committee which let a£200m waste disposal contract after it was revealed h...
A county councillor has resigned from a committee which let a £200m waste disposal contract after it was revealed he and a businessman with the successful bidder were both freemasons, reported BBC South television last night.

David Jewitt, a Dorset county councillor, has left the contracts sub committee which let the controversial contract to Drinkwater Sabey.

BBC South revealed that Mr Jewitt and Albert Marsden are both freemasons at the Branksome Lodge in Poole, Dorset.

Mr Jewitt said guidelines drawn up by the Local Government Commission were too narrow.

'I very much resent the implication that there might have been anything untoward,' he said.
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