Councillor conduct and standards


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (20 001 361)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 19-Jan-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not find fault with the way the Council responded to Mr B's complaint that a Councillor had breached the members' codes of conduct.

  • South Holland District Council (19 021 024)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 12-Jan-2021

    Summary: the complainant says the Council amended its planning committee's convention on voting at deferred meetings leading it to approve a planning application it would not have approved. The Council says it acted in line with legal advice and the change did not affect the final decision. We find the Council acted with fault.

  • Milton Keynes Council (20 000 563)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 17-Dec-2020

    Summary: Mr B says the Council has failed to consider his complaint about the conduct of named Councillors. The Ombudsman has found evidence of fault because the Council has not replied to all of Mr B's complaint. He has upheld the complaint and completed the investigation because the Council agrees to fully respond to Mr B.

  • London Borough of Hounslow (20 004 246)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 01-Dec-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman has stopped investigating Mr X's complaint about the Council's investigation of an alleged breach of the Councillor Code of Conduct. The injustice to Mr X is not so significant as to justify an investigation by the Ombudsman.

  • Wealden District Council (20 002 353)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 10-Nov-2020

    Summary: Mr D says the Council has failed to consider his complaint about a Councillor correctly. The Ombudsman has found evidence of fault because the Council failed to respond to a key part of Mr D's case. He has upheld the complaint and completed the investigation because the Council agrees to reconsider Mr D's case.

  • Manchester City Council (20 004 311)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 16-Oct-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council refuses to investigate his complaint that a Councillor breached the code of conduct. The Ombudsman will not investigate. Other than a minor delay in telling Mr X of its' decision, we are unlikely to find fault. Nor can we achieve the outcome he is seeking.

  • South Gloucestershire Council (20 001 225)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 27-Aug-2020

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council did not follow correct procedure in dealing with her complaint about the conduct of a councillor. The Council has agreed to reconsider the complaint and so the Ombudsman will not investigate.

  • Newark & Sherwood District Council (20 000 937)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 28-Jul-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's handling of his complaint about the conduct of a parish councillor which Mr X says left him feeling vulnerable. The Ombudsman will not investigate as the Council has agreed to reconsider Mr X's complaint.

  • Upwell Internal Drainage Board (19 000 532)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 21-May-2020

    Summary: Mr F complains about the actions of an internal drainage board. The Ombudsman has not found fault.

  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (19 003 667)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 26-Feb-2020

    Summary: Mr B complains that councillors did not follow proper procedures when deciding his planning application. He says that as a result the building works were delayed. There was no fault in the Council's consideration of Mr B's complaint.

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