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GOVERNOR MUDDLE SPARKS ROW

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The Northern Echo reported yesterday(p8) on a row involving Labour councillors of Durham CC and a former independen...
The Northern Echo reported yesterday(p8) on a row involving Labour councillors of Durham CC and a former independent councillor and head teacher.

Bill McQueen claims political interests led to him being told his appointment as a governor at Wolsingham Comprehensive in Weardale, was null and void six days after his appointment.

Officials blame an administrative mix-up. Mr McQueen, 75, said he did not accept the decision and would be seeking answers.

Council staff said the situation arose because three original nominations were lost in July and when nominations were sought again in September only Mr McQueen was nominated. However, the original nominations turned up after he had been appointed and another contender chosen.
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