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Councillors' code of conduct

All members of the council and voting co-optees (people who are not councillors, but invited to sit on council committees) must agree to Medway Council's Code of Conduct (pdf 96KB).

The code of conduct was established at a Full Council meeting on 26 July 2012 and is based upon a set of principles:

  • selflessness
  • integrity
  • objectivity
  • accountability
  • openness
  • honesty
  • leadership


Any member of the public who thinks a Medway councillor, parish councillor or co-optee may have breached the code of conduct can make a complaint (pdf 35KB).

Complaints will be looked at by the Councillor Conduct Committee, which is made up of eight members of Medway Council, using the screening process flowchart (pdf 9KB). 


Find out more about the complaints process:

The following documents have been issued as guidance by the Councillor Conduct Committee: