Mr Hughes said he voted against the Safeway plans and hit back at critics who claimed he should have declared an interest.
But his spokeswoman Laura Jones said he "had not declared an interest because he had no interest to declare".
The leader of the Labour opposition on Swansea Council, David Phillips, said yesterday he thought Mr Clement should have declared an interest
Gwynedd council leader Richard Parry Hughes is a member of the committee and had previously declared an interest in the co-operative.
But Pwllheli Chamber of Trade's Paul Brett said Mr Hughes should have declared an interest and refrained from voting on Asda's application.
I had declared an interest
as a governor, I stayed and took part in the debate, but did not vote, which is allowed under the code of conduct.
2m but insist they have only declared an interest
and, like Everton, would refuse to bid past pounds 2m.
The 34-year- old left -back is available on a free transfer following his release by Bayern Munich at the end of last season and Marseille are one of several clubs to have declared an interest
Birmingham and Fulham both declared an interest in the 25-year- old earlier this season, with the former having an offer for the Serbo-Montenegrin international rejected by PSV.
The former Partizan Belgrade striker is expected to leave the Dutch club this summer and yesterday declared an interest in moving to Anfield.
Birmingham and Fulham both declared an interest
in the 25- year old earlier this season, with the former having an offer for the SerboMontenegrin international rejected by PSV.
Debenhams added that discussions were still under way with the original bidder -private equity firm Permira -which declared an interest
in May and is heading a management -backed approach.
They are one of six nations named by FIFA - along with Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia - who have formally declared an interest
in hosting the tournament in seven years' time.
But the standards committee yesterday ruled it was right and proper for the complaint to be made and it was of the opinion there was a clear and unambiguous need for Coun Thomas to have declared an interest.
Their report said: ``Given Coun Thomas' involvement in tendering for contracts involving housing grants, which arose in connection with his day-to-day employment he ought to have declared an interest.