CODE : Disclosure & registration of interest
CODE - Discontinued
Conwy Town Council
An Officer of Conwy Town Council complained that a Member had breached the Code of Conduct for Members when they failed to declare a personal and prejudicial interest in Council business and leave the room while that business was discussed at two Conwy Town Council meetings. The Member had previously been suspended for one month by the Standards Committee for similar conduct.
The Ombudsman considered whether the Member may have breached paragraphs 6(1)(a), 11(1), and 14(1)(a)(ii) of the Code of Conduct.
The Member resigned from Conwy Town Council during the course of the Ombudsman’s investigation. The Ombudsman decided to discontinue the investigation as it was no longer in the public interest to pursue the matter further.