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Investigation finds former Rutland County Council Richard Alderman did not breach the council's code of conduct

An investigation has found that disgraced Rutland councillor Richard Alderman did not breach the council’s code of conduct.

The report by Wilkins LLP, which has been made public this week, found that Mr Alderman, was not acting in an official capacity when he posted a series of offensive comments on social media about national politicians, despite one ‘menacing post’ being made after he was elected.

It also found that in an interview given to the Rutland and Stamford Mercury three days after being elected in July, in which he defended a post, he was not ‘conducting the business of councillor of the council’.

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