Code of conduct for members

The code of conduct sets out the standards we expect of elected and co-opted borough, parish and town councillors. It says what is required of members when they are acting as a representative or conducting the business of the Council.

The code covers general behaviour around things like confidentiality, impartiality and bullying. It also details the financial and other interests that members must declare.

The code also expects members to uphold the seven principles of public life:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Download the code of conduct