Councillor denies magazine claims

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A cabinet member for Scarborough Council has denied any wrongdoing after a satirical magazine printed serious allegations against her.

Whitby borough councillor Jane Kenyon, who is also a county councillor, has firmly rejected claims made in the latest copy of Private Eye magazine.

The allegations centre around her supposed directorship of two companies, and date back as far as the 1980s.

However, Miss Kenyon, who is also the Chairman of the North Yorkshire Police Authority, has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

A statement from Scarborough Borough Council’s Head of Legal and Support Services, Lisa Dixon, read: “The council’s standards board considered a complaint concerning Cllr Kenyon’s register of interests relating to Whitby Regatta Limited.

“The Board determined that no action should be taken in respect of this complaint.”

The complaint was reviewed at the request on the complainant, and again, it was decided Cllr Kenyon had done no wrong.

A statement was also issued from North Yokrshire County Council, said that their standards committee carried out their own “thorough” review of the circumstances surrounding Cllr Kenyon’s entries on the register of members’ interests.

The statement further read: “The committee, which included independent non-elected members, found that there had been no failure to comply with the Member Code of Conduct.”

Earlier this week, The Scarborough News attempted to contact Miss Kenyon for a direct comment over the allegations.

However, due to legal reasons, she refused to comment on them, instead thanking friends and colleagues for their “overwhelming” support since the allegations came to light.