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How to complain about a Member of the Council

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3. Step two – notifying the complainant and Member

If your complaint is found not to meet the validity check, or if it is unlikely that the Code of Conduct has been breached, the Monitoring Officer will write to tell you that no further action will be taken and explain why. 

At this stage we will tell you that there will be no further action on your complaint, but we will provide details of any relevant appeals process. 

The Monitoring Officer will also notify the Member you have complained about in writing for their information only. 

If your complaint is valid and it is assessed that there may be a breach of the Code of Conduct, the Monitoring Officer will inform the Member you have complained about in writing, with the details of your complaint and your details (unless confidentiality has been agreed). The Member will be asked to respond in writing. 

The Monitoring Officer will write to you to confirm that the complaint is being taken forward.