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Parish Councils: Staff

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 47065, tabled on 10 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Communities and Communities, what powers local authority monitoring officers have to impose sanctions on parish councillors.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The Localism Act 2011 removed the power of sanction from councils.

If a member is found to have failed to comply with their authority's code of conduct, an authority can take steps it deems appropriate.