Code of conduct overview
Code of conduct for councillors
We have a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by councillors. The Code of Conduct sets out the standards that members are expected to observe.
Individual members must to comply with the Code of Conduct and any other legal obligations which may apply to them from time to time. Action can be taken against them if they don't.
The Code of Conduct is consistent with the seven general principles of conduct:
The Code of Conduct provides details of the types of financial or other interests that they may need to declare. The Code of Conduct also includes details of how to register these interests.
A breach of the code may lead to a complaint being made under our standards arrangements.
Register of members' interests
We keep a register of the interests declared by members and co-optees. Councillors have to keep this up-to-date and declare any changes.
The individual registers are published online. You can find these by visiting the relevant councillor at Your Councillors. The registers are also available at South Lakeland House.
Registration forms for councillors
In some circumstances, a councillor or co-optee is allowed to take part in council business even if they have a financial interest in it.
Complaints will be considered by the Standards Committee.
You can also contact Committee Services.