Code of Conduct

All councillors have to abide by a Code of Conduct.  The Code sets out general principles of conduct all councillors must follow as well as the disclosable pecuniary and other interests councillors have to declare.  These interests are open for inspection by members of the public on the relevant district council website and on the parish council's website, if they have one.  You should contact your council's clerk for a copy of your council's adopted Code of Conduct.

Most councils in Cumbria have adopted a similar Code of Conduct which you can download below, together with guidance for councillors issued by the Secretary of State in March 2013.


Word Model Code of Conduct - 51Kb
PDF Secretary of State's guide for councillors concerning "Openness and Transparency on personal interests" - 86Kb