Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

How to complain about a councillor

Complaints about councillors are dealt with as part of the council’s standards process.

The Localism Act 2011 has changed the standards regime in local government.  These changes came into effect from 1st July 2012.  The council is in the process of updating the information on its website to reflect this new situation. 

The council has recently agreed a new code of conduct for borough councillors and new arrangements for dealing with complaints against councillors. 

This council’s arrangements for dealing with complaints against councillors also apply to complaints made about parish councillors within the borough of Northampton.

Each parish council is responsible for adopting a code of conduct for its parish councillors. If you wish to view a parish council’s code of conduct, you should inspect any website operated by the parish council and request the parish clerk to allow you to inspect the parish council’s code of conduct.

Code of conduct

You can view the code of conduct for Northampton councillors below. This document was agreed by Full Council on 21st June 2012.

Complaints against councillors

You can also view the new arrangements for dealing with complaints against councillors (which apply to complaints made against borough councillors and complaints made against parish councillors). This document was agreed by Full Council on 21st June 2012:

You can make a complaint about a councillor by completing the online form.

You should provide as much information as possible about the nature of your complaint including copies of any documents that are relevant to your complaint.