A COUNCILLOR said he would not apologise for a breach of conduct over a tweet when asked by a rival, considering the matter closed.

At their meeting on Wednesday, Oxfordshire County Councillors were asked to note the findings of an investigation into a tweet by Liam Walker, when he agreed with the sentiment of an anti-cyclist commenter.

The monitoring officer found the breach was 'particularly serious' because Mr Walker was the cabinet member for highways delivery and operations at the time.

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When asked by Liberal Democrat councillor Liz Leffman if he would apologise in public, Mr Walker said: "The matter is closed and we live and we learn don’t we?"

He added none of the 8,000 residents in his Hanborough and Minster Lovell ward had written to complain about the incident.