Report Date

03/13/2024

Case Against

Aberystwyth Town Council

Subject

Duty to uphold the law

Case Reference Number

202207025/202106268 

Outcome

Referred to the Adjudication Panel for Wales

We received complaints from Ceredigion County Council (“the Council”) that a councillor (“the Former Member”) had breached the Council’s Code of Conduct. The Former Member was also a councillor at Aberystwyth Town Council.

The Council was concerned that the Former Member had been involved in a number of separate incidents which involved inappropriate harassing and stalking behaviour towards women. Some of the incidents involved sexual harassment.

Our finding, under section 69 of the Local Government Act 2000, was that our report on our investigation be referred to the President of the Adjudication Panel for Wales, for adjudication by a tribunal.

This summary will be updated following the Adjudication Panel for Wales’ decision.