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Members of the Standards Committee

There are eighteen members of the committee. Eight are Cornwall Councillors, five are drawn from town and parish councils, one is a town/parish council clerk and four are independent lay members.

The role of independent lay members

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There are four independent members who sit alongside the other members of the committee.  They discuss issues of conduct and ethics, and also assist Cornwall Council’s Monitoring Officer to investigate and examine specific allegations of breaches of conduct.  The committee as a whole agrees the framework and procedures that govern ethical standards in councils in Cornwall.

The membership, contact details and meeting papers for the Standards Committee can be found by selecting the specific committee from the list of Cornwall Council committees

The committee can censure anyone they consider has breached the standards of behaviour expected of those in public life.  They will publish details of this on the Council website and in the local media.

View the decisions of the Standards Committee on complaints to date.

The committee does not have the power to overturn planning decisions; remove a councillor from office or impose fines.