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Legislate to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for poor conduct

Submitted by Hannah Cotton on Saturday 15th May 2021

Published on Tuesday 25th May 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 25th November 2021

Current Signatures: 7,431
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abuse ~ Bullying ~ Code ~ Enable ~ Government ~ Minor ~ minorities ~ Standards ~ Suspended

Petition Action

Legislate to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for poor conduct

Petition Details

The Government should amend legislation to enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for breaching relevant Codes of Conduct. Some Councillors behave unacceptably, yet currently sanctions do not enable Councillors to be disqualified or suspended for breaches of a Code of Conduct.

Additional Information

Most Councillors maintain high standards of conduct, but a significant minority engage in unacceptable behaviour, such as harassment & bullying incl. racist, sexist, ableist abuse.

This activity would be grounds for dismissal in an employment setting, and equivalent sanctions should exist for Councillors.


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