Code of Conduct and Register of Interests
Members’ Code of Conduct/Register of Interests
The Localism Act 2011 revoked the previous standards regime and introduced, from July 1 2012, revised regulations that cover members’ behaviour in fulfilling their roles as councillors. The regulations require that ‘Every “relevant authority”(including Town and Parish Councils) must promote and maintain high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted members.’
At its July meeting, the Town Council adopted a new Code of Conduct that sets out the standards of behaviour that should be expected of your elected Town Council members. This new code can be viewed here.
When you believe a breach of the code has taken place and a complaint needs to be made, this should be reported to the Monitoring Officer at Milton Keynes Council, who has responsibility for the conduct of town and parish councillors as well as MKC members.
As part of the code of conduct, Councillors are required to lodge details of their disclosable pecuniary interests. These records are publicly available and can be viewed at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/parishes_register_of_interests/ and can also be viewed at the office.
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