Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Committee - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 7.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Riley, for whom Councillor Tuckwell was substituting and from Councillor Nelson.

2.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 June 2020 (attached)

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 June were agreed.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest in any matter before the Committee

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Confirmation that all items marked Part I will be considered in public and those marked Part II, in private

Minutes:

It was confirmed that the following item would be considered in Part II.

5.

Complaint

To consider a complaint against an elected Member of the Council.

 

Documents attached:

 

Monitoring Officer Report                               Page 3

Appendix 1 – Member Code of Conduct        Page 7

Appendix 2 – Whips Protocol                         Page 11

 

Appendix 3 – Complainant’s Statement         Page 14

Appendix 4 – Subject Member Statement     Page 14

 

Appendix 5 – Complaint details                      Pages 15 to 40

 

Appendix 6 - Supporting correspondence      Pages 41 to 50

Minutes:

Members considered details of a complaint of alleged misconduct made against an elected Member of the Council. In doing so, and in accordance with the Standard Committee Procedure Rules, Members, first of all, confirmed that the complaint was against one or more named Members of the Council and that that Member was in office at the time of the alleged misconduct and the Code of Conduct was in force at that time.

 

Members then gave consideration to whether, if proven, the alleged misconduct would be a breach of the Code of Conduct under which the Member was operating at the time.

 

The Committee unanimously decided that it was not satisfied that the complaint, if proven, would be a breach of the Code of Conduct under which the Councillor was operating at the time of the alleged misconduct. The Committee noted that the Nolan principles underpin the Code of Conduct, but they do not actually form part of the General obligations set out in the Code.

 

In the circumstances, the Committee did not proceed to assess the validity of the complaint and

 

RESOLVED: That no action be taken in relation to the complaint.