The Council, in accordance with the Localism Act
2011, has established a Standards Committee, as well as appointing
two Independent Persons with whom the Standards Committee will
consult on the conduct of members in the event a complaint is
The role of the Standards Committee is
Promote high standards of conduct by councillors and
co-opted members of Stockport Council.
Guide councillors, co-opted members and the
Independent Persons and monitor the operation of the Code of
Review the Code of Conduct and the Council’s
‘Arrangements’ under the Localism Act 2011.
Consider complaints against councillors and co-opted
members and make assessments and determinations of these complaints
Consider report of the Monitoring Officer on
complaints relating to alleged breaches of the Code of
Consider dispensations for members from requirements
relating to interests set out in the Code of Conduct and exemptions
to political restrictions on officers.
The Code of Conduct can be found in the
information about how to make complaints about councillors or
co-opted members, including a guide, can be found by following
Complaints about councillors may be considered by