Complain about a councillor

New standards regime

The Localism Act 2011 introduced significant changes to the standards regime. 'Standards for England' ceased its regulatory function on 31 January 2012 and was abolished on 31 March 2012. The remaining elements of the regime were abolished on 1 July 2012.

Making a complaint about a councillor

To make a complaint about a councillor you must use the complaints form attached.

To process a complaint, a complaint form must be completed and returned to Fiona McMillan the Monitoring Officer by email or post using the contact details below.

ComplaintAgainstACouncillorGuidanceJan2021268KBpdf
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CouncillorComplaintForm2018185KBpdf
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Members' Code of Conduct

All standards matters, including consideration and determination of outstanding complaints, are the responsibility of the council.

You can find the Members' Code of Conduct as part of the council's constitution

Further information on the role of a councillor and political groups can be found on the councillor information page.

The arrangements detail the procedures for dealing with complaints, the standards regime is dealt with by the Constitution and Ethics Committee

Contact details

The Monitoring Officer can be contacted using the following details:

Monitoring Officer
Chief Executive’s Department
Town Hall
Bridge Street
PE1 1HG 

Email: fiona.mcmillan@peterborough.gov.uk