Young cleared over deal
AseniorAberdeencouncillor has been cleared over claims he lied about a £100million penalty clause in the city’s controversial Marischal Square deal.
Lab ou r ’ s Wi l l i e Young, the local authority’s finance convener, was found not to have breached the code of conduct by the commissioner for ethical standards in public life.
Opponents of the £107million office and retail scheme lodged a complaint after Mr Young suggested in January that abandoning the Muse Developments project would cost more than £100million.
The commissioner Bill Thomson found, however, that there had been no breach of the “honesty” section of the code because the information had been provided to Mr Young by council officials.