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Code of Conduct

A newly elected councillor has to sign an undertaking, as part of their written declaration of acceptance of office, that they will observe the council’s Code of Conduct. In addition, all councillors have to complete a register of interest within 28 days of the election, which is available for anyone to view. 

Councillors are obliged, by law, to keep their statutory register entry up-to-date and to inform their council’s Monitoring Officer of any changes within 28 days. 

Prospective candidates are advised to read the Code of Conduct before standing for election so that they are aware of what will apply to them, and be sure that they are willing to complete the requirements for the register of interests detailed in the Code of Conduct. 

Kedington Parish Council Code of Conduct 

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, on 17th May 2022 Kedington Parish Council resolved to adopt the Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020 for the purposes of discharging its duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct within its area.

The Code of Conduct applies to both elected and co-opted councillors to the county, borough, district, town and parish councils in Suffolk.

The Code of Conduct is intended to promote openness and transparency and to enable the public to have confidence that councillors act in the bona fide interests of their communities.