Councillor Code of Conduct
What happens next
Once we have received your complaint, we will provide you with a reference number.
The Councillor who is the subject of the complaint will be provided with a copy of the complaint and asked to provide a response to the allegations before it is investigated.
The Monitoring Officer will then undertake an initial assessment of whether there is a breach and consults the independent person. Together they decide on the next step:
- that no action be taken
- the issue may be dealt with by informal resolution, for example an apology from the councillor, training, mediation or other action
- an investigator appointed
The investigator's report is considered by the Monitoring Officer and the Independent person who will conclude whether a formal hearing before the Standards Sub-Committee is required.