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