Code of conduct

Information about the code of conduct for all elected and co-opted members

The Local Government Association (LGA) has developed this model Councillor Code of Conduct, in association with key partners and after extensive consultation with the sector, as part of its work on supporting all tiers of local government to continue to aspire to high standards of leadership and performance.

All councils are required to have a local Councillor Code of Conduct.

The LGA will undertake an annual review of this code to ensure it continues to be fit- for- purpose, incorporating advances in technology, social media and changes in legislation.

The LGA can also offer support, training and mediation to councils and councillors on the application of the code and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the county associations of local councils can offer advice and support to town and parish councils.

Please visit the Local Government Association website for more information about the councillors code of conduct.

If you feel a councillor has broken the code of conduct, you can make a complaint. You can find more information by visiting the councillor complaints page.