If you want to formally complain about the conduct of a borough or parish councillor, there are procedures to follow.

The matter should be one of misconduct under the council's code of conduct for members.

If you believe that one of the rules in the code has been broken, complete the complaint form and return it to the council's monitoring officer. The procedures that will then be followed are outlined in the code.

Complaint form - pdf version Complaint form - word version

Each parish council has adopted its own code of conduct, which may or may not be the same as Harrogate Borough Council's. A complaint against a parish councillor must relate to a breach of their adopted code.

For more advice on how to make a complaint, contact the member services manager on 01423 556002, or by email at membserv@harrogate.gov.uk. Specific advice about complaints against members can be obtained from the council's monitoring officer. Call 01423 500600 or email jennifer.norton@harrogate.gov.uk

Page last updated 13/12/2016