How the council works

Probity and integrity

Councillors’ conduct is formally governed by the Code of Conduct adopted by every authority. It sets out the rules members should work to.

They must work to make sure they do nothing to bring the council into disrepute and not misuse their offical position to their own advantage or the advantage of others. Certain interests, such as land owned in the district, must be registered.

Councillors are expected to follow certain principles:

  • Selflessness
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Leadership
  • Honesty
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