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How to complain about a Member of the Council

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8. Step eight – receipt of independent investigator’s reports

At the conclusion of a Formal Investigation, the independent investigator will submit a draft report to the Monitoring Officer. 

The Monitoring Officer will send the draft report to you and the Member you are making the complaint about, to review and respond as appropriate. The Member should respond to the Monitoring Officer in writing within 14 days. 

The Monitoring Officer will also send a copy of the draft report to the independent person, for information only. No response from the independent person is required. 

Following response from the Member, the Monitoring Officer will send their response plus any other comments back to the Independent Investigator in writing. The Investigating Officer will then produce a final report. 

The independent investigator’s final report will be submitted to the Monitoring Officer.