Coun­cil leader ac­cused of bul­ly­ing

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

A politi­cian has ac­cused a coun­cil chief of in­tim­i­da­tion af­ter he made pub­lic de­tails of a pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion about sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

Julie McKen­zie crit­i­cised Ar­gyll and Bute chief ex­ec­u­tive Cle­land Sned­don for email­ing coun­cil­lors his ac­count of the phone call soon af­ter.

The SNP coun­cil­lor for Oban North and Lorn had re­vealed in an open let­ter how she had suf­fered “low level sex­ual ha­rass­ment”.

Sned­don emailed coun­cil­lors telling them an in­ves­ti­ga­tion would be car­ried out. McKen­zie said: “I was bul­lied and in­tim­i­dated. I did not want to be forced down a com­plaint route.”

Sned­don said he “ut­terly re­pu­di­ates any sug­ges­tion that my­self or the mon­i­tor­ing of­fi­cer bul­lied or in­tim­i­dated the elected mem­ber”.

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