Councillors ‘settle their differences’

A defamation suit between two Midlothian councillors has been settled in private.

Financier Peter de Vink (Ind) launched the defamation case against Councillor Derek Milligan (Lab) in November after he was reported to the Standards Commission over allegations he put pressure on officials to employ a friend.

The case was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court but it was absolved after both parties came to an agreement.

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