What is the Code of Conduct? | Oxfordshire County Council

What is the Code of Conduct?

Councillors and co-opted members must observe various rules of conduct.

All elected Oxfordshire County Councillors and co-opted members (referred to jointly as members) are required to comply with the members' code of conduct, which sets out the ethical framework within which members must conduct themselves and the business of the council.

They must observe various rules of conduct, such as registering any employment, business or financial interests they may have.

A full description of the rules that members must observe, including what financial and other interests are relevant, is set out in 9.1 Members' Code of Conduct (including General Principles) (pdf format, 40Kb) and 9.5 Protocol on Member/ Officer Relations (pdf format, 69Kb) in the council's Constitution.

The council is responsible for considering complaints that a member may have breached the code of conduct.

Please note that council employees are governed by 9.7 Officers' Code of Conduct (pdf format), which is separate from the Members' Code of Conduct and also in the council's Constitution.
Last reviewed
11 January 2016
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