Make a complaint about a councillor

Part of: Make a complaint

The members code of conduct details how councillors should conduct themselves. 

The Standards Committee, assisted by the monitoring officer, are responsible for considering allegations that a councillor or co-opted member of the council has failed to comply with the code. 

How to make a complaint

Please fill in our complaints form and return it to us.

We can only consider complaints about why you think the code of conduct has not been followed.

Councillors complaints form

How we will deal with your complaint

The monitoring officer:

  • will acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days
  • may ask you for more information
  • may ask you to fill in a complaints form if you have not already done so

If the monitoring officer thinks your complaint does not relate to a breach of the code, they will:

  • inform you of this
  • ask you to provide further relevant information

If the monitoring officer thinks your complaint may suggest a breach of the code, they will:

Contact the Monitoring Officer