Date: 25 November 2020
A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office Said:
The Lord Chancellor and Mrs Justice Cheema Grubb DBE, on behalf of the Lord Chief justice, have issued Ann-Marie Cousins JP, of the South-East London Bench, with formal advice for retweeting a petition about a contentious issue from a twitter account on which she identified herself as a magistrate. In reaching their decision they took into consideration that, while she had not intended to do so, Mrs Cousins had acted in a way the could give rise to doubts as to her impartiality.
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