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Councillor code of conduct


The Council has adopted a code of conduct as part of the constitution that sets out rules governing the behaviour of its councillors.

The code of conduct covers areas of individual behaviour such as councillors not abusing their position or not misusing the Council’s resources. In addition, there are rules governing disclosure of interest and withdrawal from meetings where councillors have relevant interests. Councillors are also required to record on the public register their financial and other interests.

If you want to complain that a councillor has failed to comply with the code of conduct, please contact us or use the form in part 5 of the constitution.

Register of member's interests

The register of member's interests includes interests councillors' may have as a result of their council role such as representing the Council on outside bodies but also interests that they may have external to their role on the Council - for example, councillors may hold business or professional interests, belong to political parties or be members of certain organisations.

To view each councillors' interests please visit the individual member's page.

Members' allowance and expenses scheme

The Council has an allowance and expenses scheme for members consisting of:

  • a basic allowance paid to all members
  • a travel and subsistence allowance
  • a special responsibility allowance.

Please see allowances and expenses for more information.

Complaints about councillors

If you wish to make a complaint about a councillor please contact the Monitoring Officer via email monitoring.officer@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or telephone 01892 554257.