Standards for Councillors in Local Government

All elected Councillors are expected to maintain high standards in their public lives.  The Borough Council's Standards Committee is appointed by the Council to promote high standards of conduct by Borough Councillors and Parish Councillors. 

Borough Council Members

  • Councillor P C Edgeller
  • Councillor A R McNaughton
  • Councillor J T Rose
  • Councillor A J Sandiford
  • Councillor M J Winnington

Independent Member

  • Mrs Carol Dawson

Parish Councils' Advisors

  • To be confirmed

Contact details for the Independent Member and Parish Councils' Advisors are available from the Monitoring Officer.

The Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by Borough and Parish Councillors, encourages all Borough and Parish Councillors to observe the Code of Conduct, informs Councillors about the Code of Conduct and helps them to avoid inadvertent breaches.  It arranges training for Councillors on matters relating to the Code of Conduct.

It also deals with any complaints about breaches by Councillors of the Code of Conduct. If you have a complaint about the conduct of a member of the Borough Council or a Parish Council within the Borough please see the information below.

Code of Conduct

Under the Localism Act 2011 the Council adopted a new Code of Conduct for Members.

Every Councillor when elected, and before they take up office, has to sign a declaration agreeing to abide by the Council's Code of Conduct for Members (pdf 77kb)

Copies of Parish/Town Council Codes of Conduct are available directly from the relevant Council.

Contact details for each Council can be found on the following link - Parish Clerks/Councils.


Complaints must be made in writing, preferably using the Council's standard complaint form, and addressed to the Council's Monitoring Officer:

Ian Curran, Head of Law and Governance, Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford  ST16 3AQ

Tel No:  01785 619220


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