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Members' Code of Conduct
(adopted 26 July 2012)
The Localism Act 2011 made fundamental changes
to the current standards regime and the way in which the conduct of
elected Members (councillors) and co-opted Members is regulated.
This Act retains the statutory duty on the Council to promote and
maintain high standards of conduct for its elected and co-opted
members. The Council has adopted a Code of Conduct which deals with
the standards expected of elected and co-opted Members when they
acting in that capacity. The Code of Conduct is in keeping with the
7 Nolan principles in public life – selflessness; integrity;
objectivity; accountability; openness; honesty and leadership.
The Council has in place a procedure
for dealing with complaints that a Member has breached the Code
of Conduct. Some breaches are a criminal offence and will be dealt
with by the Police rather than the Council.
If you are concerned that a Member has
breached the Code of Conduct please complete the Code of Conduct
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