Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct and Standards in Public Life

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Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct and Standards in Public Life is a practical guide for anyone involved in the field of standards in public life in the United Kingdom, from Parliament to parish councils.

This completely revised Second Edition explains the law and practice regulating holders of public office in the UK:
- Section 1 provides a comprehensive review of local government standards in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Section 2 addresses standards regimes including the Ministerial Code, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Police and Crime Commissioners, members of Combined Authorities and 'Metro Mayors' and the Senedd Cymru, Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly
- Section 3 contains a detailed discussion of standards issues than tend to arise in practice, such as official capacity, freedom of speech and bias and predetermination

This book – the only text dealing specifically with the subject of councillors' conduct and standards in public life – will be essential reading for holders of public office and anyone with responsibility for regulating their conduct.

Written by a team from Cornerstone Barristers led by Matt Lewin.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Local Government Law online service.

Please note, the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the independent public body, was not involved in producing, or consulted on, the contents of this publication.

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings
2. The Standards Regime
3. Councillors' Conduct and Decision-Making
4. Complaints Procedure
5. Challenging Council Decisions
6. Offences
7. Wales

Product details

Published 22 Feb 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 2nd
Extent 312
ISBN 9781526525116
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Series Cornerstone on...
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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