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Code of Conduct

Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020.

“…The role of councillor across all tiers of local government is a vital part of our country’s system of democracy.

It is important that as councillors we can be held accountable, and all adopt the behaviours and responsibilities associated with the role.

Our conduct as an individual councillor affects the reputation of all councillors. We want the role of councillor to be one that people aspire to.

We also want individuals from a range of backgrounds and circumstances to be putting themselves forward to become councillors.

As councillors, we represent local residents, work to develop better services and deliver local change.

The public have high expectations of us and entrust us to represent our local area, taking decisions fairly, openly, and transparently.

We have both an individual and collective responsibility to meet these expectations by maintaining high standards and demonstrating good conduct, and by challenging behaviour which falls below expectations.

Importantly, we should be able to undertake our role as a councillor without being intimidated, abused, bullied, or threatened by anyone, including the public.

This Code has been designed to protect our democratic role, encourage good conduct and safeguard the public’s trust in local government….”


Hannington Parish Council has adopted the above Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020.

Please see link in the documents below to the full publication.


Last reviewed/updated: February 2024.