Arrangements for dealing with code of conduct complaints

This procedure applies when a complaint is received that a Member, Co-opted Member or Parish Member has or may have failed to comply with the Code of Conduct for Members.

The person making the complaint will be referred to as “the Complainant” and the person against whom the complaint is made will be referred to as the “Subject Member.”

No Member or officer will participate in any stage of the arrangements if he or she has, or may have, any personal conflict of interest in the matter.

Where such an interest arises, arrangements shall be made to avoid this, including, for example, making a request for the Deputy Monitoring Officer, or a Monitoring Officer from another Council to deal with particular aspects of a case.