CODE OF CONDUCT PETITION
You will be aware that there is a move to get sanctions introduced into the Code of Conduct so that we can have the security and confidence that bad behaviour by councillors will come with consequences
As part of that there is a petition on the government website calling for the introduction of sanctions BUT this needs many more signatures to get this taken seriously.
If you feel you can, please do sign up. The petition can be found here Legislate to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for poor conduct - Petitions (parliament.uk) and is as follows:
Legislate to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for poor conductThe Government should amend legislation to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for breaching relevant Codes of Conduct. Some Councillors behave unacceptably, yet currently sanctions do not enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for breaches of a Code of Conduct. Most Councillors maintain high standards of conduct, but a significant minority engage in unacceptable behaviour, such as harassment & bullying incl. racist, sexist, ableist abuse. This activity would be grounds for dismissal in an employment setting, and equivalent sanctions should exist for Councillors.
Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:00 by Helen Carrier