Councillor conduct and standards

The LGA has produced various resources to support councils and councillors to maintain high standards of conduct and behaviour in public life which are openly available here.

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The role of councillor is a vital part of local democracy; it therefore key that councillors are held account accountable and to high standards while fulfilling their role. To support councillors to maintain these high standards the LGA has produces various resources, which can help councillors understand the requirements associated with their role. 

The primary means for maintaining standards of conduct and behaviour is the Councillor Code of Conduct, which all councils are required to have. In association with key partners and extensive consultation with the sector, the LGA has develop a Model Councillor Code of Conduct and supportive guidance for councillors and monitoring officers conducting code of conduct complaint investigations. 

LGA training

The LGA also provides adaptable training resources on the Model Code of Conduct for councils to use with their elected members, email to request the pack.

Councillors wishing to refresh their understanding of the model code may wish to complete our Model Councillor Code of Conduct e-learning.