Councillor conduct and standards


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (17 007 242)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 07-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate how the Council dealt with Mr X'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.

  • Mid Suffolk District Council (17 007 169)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 06-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr C's complaint. We are unlikely to find fault in the way the Council dealt with his code of conduct complaint about a councillor.

  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (17 003 262)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 05-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs B complains on behalf of a residents association that the Council has delayed a standards panel hearing on the conduct of a Councillor. Now the Council has held the hearing there is no evidence the delay has caused injustice to Mrs B and so investigation of the complaint is discontinued.

  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (16 001 257)

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

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs B's complaint about the Council's handling of her code of conduct complaint against a Councillor. This is because, despite significant delays by the Council, there is insufficient evidence of fault in the way it reached its decision, so we cannot question that outcome.

  • London Borough of Croydon (16 017 864)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 01-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs B says the Council failed to properly investigate a complaint about a Member under its code of conduct procedures. The Ombudsman has not found evidence of fault. She has completed the investigation and not upheld the complaint.

  • Maldon District Council (17 006 703)

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

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms X's planning complaint. Ms X appealed to the planning inspectorate.

  • Waverley Borough Council (16 003 448)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 16-Aug-2017

    Summary: There was no fault by the Council in a complaint alleging fault in the Council's monitoring officer's investigation of a standards complaint against councillors and council officers.

  • Cornwall Council (17 000 474)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 14-Aug-2017

    Summary: The process the Council followed to adopt its policy on dealing with Member conduct complaints policy involved fault. But it was not fault for the Council to reject Ms X's conduct complaint about Councillor Z while relying on that policy. The fault in the policy adoption process did not cause injustice to Ms X.

  • Rother District Council (17 000 421)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 09-Aug-2017

    Summary: I have found no fault in the way that the Council investigated Mr B's code of conduct complaint.

  • Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (17 006 637)

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

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr Y's complaint as he complains as a parish councillor and not a member of the public. We have no legal remit to investigate such complaints.

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