Complaints against Councillors
Bexley Councillors are required to comply with the Council's Members' Code of Conduct.
If you believe that a councillor has breached the Members' Code of Conduct and you wish to make a formal complaint about it, please see below for details as to how to lodge a complaint.
Making a complaint
If you wish to make a complaint, please write to the Council's Monitoring Officer, either:
- By email to: email@example.com; or
- By post to: The Monitoring Officer, London Borough of Bexley, Legal Services Department, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT
Receipt of your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be kept informed of the progress of your complaint.
The procedure to be adopted by the Council when dealing with complaints against Councillors under the Members' Code of Conduct is set out in a document entitled 'Procedure for dealing with complaints pursuant to the Bexley Members' Code of Conduct', which is available as a PDF under related downloads.
A decision regarding your complaint will be reached based on the information given, whether it can be resolved informally or requires formal investigation. Where the decision is that there is no breach of the Code, you have the right to request a review of that decision by the Monitoring Officer, whose decision will be final.
If the matter is considered to require a full investigation and/or the matter cannot be resolved informally, the Monitoring Officer may refer the matter for consideration to a sub-committee of the Council's Members' Code of Conduct Committee, whose decision will be final.
The Members' Code of Conduct is available under related downloads or by telephoning the Head of Electoral and Members' Services on 020 8303 7777, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Code to be sent to you.
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