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 councillors can be held accountable and all adopt the behaviours and responsibilities associated with the role. All councils are obliged to have a code of conduct that applies to how councillors behave.
Everyone in public office at all levels; all who serve the public or deliver public services, including ministers, civil servants, councillors and local authority officers; should uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life, also known as the Nolan Principles.
Further information about the general principles of how how councillors should behave can be found on the Local Government Association website.
Tregony with Cuby Parish Council has published its Code of conduct as ratified at the first meeting of the new Council on 18 May.