Members Code of Conduct

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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 complaint form.