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Lord Mayor investigation held in secret
THE PRESS and public have this morning been banned from a hearing into alleged inappropriate comments made by Oxford's Lord Mayor Alan Armitage.
The standards investigation is now being held at Oxford Town Hall in secret.
An investigation was launched last July after complaints were made to the county council about alleged comments Mr Armitage made to a schoolgirl in June.
Lib Dem councillors Gwynneth Royce and Mike Gotch, along with Green councillor Dick Wolff and Labour’s James Fry voted in favour of holding the meeting in private.
Labour councillors Gill Sanders, Susanna Pressel and Val Smith did not vote.