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Code of Conduct for Members

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Part I


1.-(1) In this code:

“co-opted member”, in relation to a relevant authority, means a person who is not a member of the authority but who -

and who is entitled to vote on any question which falls to be decided at any meeting of that committee or sub-committee;

"meeting" means any meeting -

and includes circumstances in which a member of an executive or board or an officer acting alone exercises a function of an authority;

"member" includes, unless the context requires otherwise, a co-opted member;

"relevant authority" means

"you" means you as a member or co-opted member of a relevant authority; and

"your authority" means the relevant authority of which you are a member or co-opted member.

(2) In relation to a community council, references to an authority's monitoring officer and an authority's standards committee are to be read, respectively, as references to the monitoring officer and the standards committee of the county or county borough council which has functions in relation to the community council for which it is responsible under section 56(2) of the Local Government Act 2000.


(1) S.I. 1990/1553 as amended by S.I. 1991/1389; S.I. 1993/1339; S.I. 1998/1918; and S.I. 1999/500.

(2) 2004 c.21.

(3) 1995 c.25.