The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Michelle Morris, has announced the appointment of Melissa McCullough to lead the Independent Review into the handling of Code of Conduct Complaints at PSOW.

The review will be conducted to provide assurance that its processes, for considering complaints that councillors have breached the councillor Code of Conduct, are sound and free from political bias. It will also identify lessons that can be learned from what has happened.

Melissa is the Commissioner for Standards for the Northern Ireland Assembly (since 2020) and also the Commissioner for Standards for the Jersey and Guernsey States Assemblies (since March 2023).