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Complaints about councillors: decisions

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Members' code of conduct: Cllr Andreas Tambourides

On 24 November 2011, Standards Sub-Committee (F) heard a case involving an allegation of breach of the Members' Code of Conduct by Councillor Andreas Tambourides. The decision of the Sub-Committee was that Councillor Tambourides had breached paragraph 3 (1) of the Code of Conduct, "You must treat others with respect”.

Download the full findings and decisions of the sub-Committee.

On 26 March 2012, the First Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Tribunal (Local Government Standards in England) heard an appeal by Councillor Andreas Tambourides against both the decision of a determination of the Standards Sub-Committee of the London Borough of Barnet that he had failed to comply with paragraph 3(1) of the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, and the sanctions imposed.  

The First Tier Tribunal upheld Councillor Tambourides’ appeal. Accordingly the Standards Sub-Committee decision and sanction were overturned.

Download the decision notice of the First Tier Tribunal.

Members' code of conduct: Cllr Brian Coleman

On 10 September 2009, Standards Sub-committee (B) heard a case involving an allegation of breach of the Members' code of conduct by Councillor Brian Coleman.

The decision of the Sub-committee was that Councillor Coleman had breached paragraph 3 (1) of the Code of Conduct "You must treat others with respect" but to apply no sanction.  

Download the full findings and decisions of the sub-Committee.
 

On 5 March 2012, Standards Sub-Committee (F) heard a case involving an allegation of breach of the Members' Code of Conduct by Councillor Brian Coleman.

The decision of the Sub-Committee was that Councillor Brian Coleman had breached paragraph 3(1) in respect of the complaints by Mr Cohen and Dr Jago but had not breached paragraph 3(1) in respect of the complaints by Mr Higginson and Mr Stuart-Smith.  

The Sub-Committee also found that Councillor Coleman had not breached paragraph 5 of the Code of Conduct.

Download the full findings and decisions of the sub-Committee.

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