Councillor conduct and standards


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (15 016 989)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 08-Jun-2017

    Summary: There was a delay in the Council's response to Mr X's complaint about a Service Manager's comments. The Council has agreed to apologise to Mr X. However, it is not possible to find out what the Manager said.

  • Breckland District Council (16 015 748)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 30-May-2017

    Summary: The Council has accepted there was fault through delay in its consideration of Mr J's allegations that a councillor had breached the Code of Conduct. But, it was not otherwise at fault in the way in which it considered matters, or investigated Mr J's subsequent complaint about its actions.

  • Cornwall Council (17 001 066)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 18-May-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council's procedure for dealing with standards complaints as the Council's procedure raises no concerns for the Ombudsman.

  • Cherwell District Council (16 016 441)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 11-May-2017

    Summary: a Local Councillor did not act inappropriately during the processing of Mr B's planning application. The Local Councillor entered Mr B's property without his permission. An apology is satisfactory remedy for the injustice caused.

  • Wiltshire Council (17 001 092)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 10-May-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate how the Council dealt with Mr Y's complaint about the conduct of a Council member. It is unlikely we will find fault by the Council and so we cannot question its decision on the complaint.

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (17 001 346)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 08-May-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about the Council's refusal to investigate Mr Y's standard's complaint. Mr Y does not complain as a member of the public but as a councillor and in addition, Mr Y is not caused any significant personal injustice. We will not therefore investigate.

  • Hampshire County Council (17 000 938)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 05-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not consider further Mr X's complaint about the Council's actions following a referral to it about the behaviour of a teacher; the Council's letter to the MP about its response; and its complaint handling. The Council has not caused Mr X injustice.

  • Harborough District Council (16 016 523)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 02-May-2017

    Summary: I have stopped investigating this complaint about the way the Council dealt with a report about breaches of the Code of Conduct by a Parish Councillor as I have found no fault causing injustice.

  • London Borough of Haringey (16 018 519)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 25-Apr-2017

    Summary: Mr C complains about the Council's decision not to investigate his complaint about his ward Councillors. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as he has not seen any evidence of fault with the Council's decision.

  • Tandridge District Council (17 000 052)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 24-Apr-2017

    Summary: Mrs Y complains about the conduct of two councillors at a planning meeting where her planning application was refused. We will not investigate as Mrs Y is not caused significant injustice from her complaint.

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