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Cllr resigns after secret filming

East Devon Councillor, Graham Brown, who was suspended from the Conservative party after being secretly filmed apparently suggesting he can get controversial planning developments passed, has resigned.

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Council boss says Police will decide if criminal investigation is called for

Earlier this week we promised to carefully assess comments made by Cllr Graham Brown to undercover reporters from the Daily Telegraph and to respond on the powers the Council has to deal with possible breaches of the Councillor Code of Conduct.

Whilst Cllr Brown is not a member of the planning committee which decides on planning applications his claims of being able to influence the system have deeply troubled both the council and the public."

– Mark Williams, Chief Executive, East Devon District Council

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