Former mayor suspended from council

A FORMER mayor has been suspended from office for three months after a committee decided his behaviour towards a town clerk was “totally unacceptable”.

A FORMER mayor has been suspended from office for three months after a committee decided his behaviour towards a town clerk was “totally unacceptable”.

Ian Mason, 61, a Needham Market town councillor, appeared before a panel from the Standard's Board for England.

He was alleged to have bullied town clerk Josephine Lea, causing her distress and to have failed to treat her with respect.

The committee ruled there had been two breaches of the Code of Conduct and that Mr Mason should be suspended from office for three months with immediate effect - although he is entitled to appeal.

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