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Councillors' Interests

 

Members’ Disclosable Interests

Register of Members’ Declaration of Registration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Interests forms

To comply with the the Council's Code of Conduct(PDF, 92.5KB), each Member must complete a Declaration of Registration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Interests form annually. 

 

The form includes the following categories of disclosable interests :-

        ·   Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried out for profit or gain

        ·   Details of any sponsorship in carrying out the role of Councillor

            Details of any contracts with the Council

            Land and property ownership

            Any licences, corporate tenancies, securities connected with the Council’s area

        ·   Interests in other bodies including details of any memberships or positions of general control or management 

            Gifts and Hospitality received with an estimated value of £50 or over

 

Click on the Councillor’s name below to see their completed Declaration of Registration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Interests form

 

Councillor Pam Baguley (PDF, 1.57 MB) 

Councillor Mark Barnes (PDF, 1.52 MB) 

Councillor Gerald Botterill (PDF, 4.72 MB) 

Councillor Gary Bush (PDF, 1.54 MB) Cllr Bush Additional Interest (DF, 412KB)

Councillor Pru Chandler (PDF,2.30 MB) Cllr Chandler Additional Interest  (PDF, 467KB)

Cllr Chandler Additional Inteterest (PDF 452KB)

Councillor Pat Cumbers (PDF, 1.64 MB)

Councillor Jeanne Douglas (PDF,1.68 MB) Cllr Douglas Additional Interest (PDF, 480KB)

Cllr Douglas Additional Interest (PDF, 421KB)

Councillor Alison Freer-Jones (PDF, 1.66 MB)

Councillor Marilyn Gordon (PDF, 1.56 MB) 

Councillor Malise Graham MBE (PDF, 1.75 MB) Cllr Graham Additional Interest (PDF, 463KB)

Cllr Graham Additional Interest (2) (PDF, 452KB)

Councillor Elaine Holmes (PDF, 1.67 MB) Cllr Holmes Additional Interest (PDF, 426KB)

Councillor Laura Horton (PDF, 1.56 MB)

Councillor Edward Hutchison (PDF, 1.58 MB)

Councillor John Illingworth (PDF, 1.55 MB)

Councillor Simon Lumley (PDF, 1.56 MB)  

Councillor Valerie Manderson (PDF, 1.60 MB)  

Councillor Trevor Moncrieff (PDF, 1.63 MB) Cllr Moncrieff Additional Interest  (PDF, 438KB)

Councillor John Moulding (PDF, 1.51 MB) 

Councillor Matthew O'Callaghan (PDF, 1.60 MB)

Councillor Joe Orson (PDF, 1.78 MB) 

Councillor Pam Posnett (PDF, 1.67 MB) 

Councillor Byron Rhodes (PDF, 1.74 MB) Cllr Rhodes Additional Interest (PDF, 416KB)

Councillor Mal Sheldon (PDF, 1.46 MB)

Councillor Janet Simpson (PDF, 1.61 MB)  Cllr Simpspn Additional Interest (PDF, 418KB) Cllr Simpson Additional Interest (PDF, 1041KB)

Councillor Norman Slater (PDF, 1.58 MB)

Councillor Mark Twittey Updated March 2014 (PDF, 1.79MB)

Councillor David Wright (PDF, 1.59 MB)

Councillor John Wyatt (PDF, 1.57 MB) Cllr Wyatt Additional Interest (PDF, 451KB)

 

The Council has appointed 2 Independent Persons to assist with Complaints against Councillors and for openness and transparency they too have completed Registration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests forms as follows:

 

Gordon Grimes  (PDF, 1.61 MB)

Len Tempest  (PDF, 1.6 MB)

 

All Members of the Council are required by law to sign up to a Code of Conduct (PDF, 42.1KB) which outlines the conduct expected of them during their term of office.  A new Code of Conduct was approved by the Council on 18 July 2012.  The Code states that a Member must  notify the Monitoring Officer of any disclosable pecuniary as defined by regulations made by the Secretary of State.  The regulations currently in force areas determined by the Government.

 

[Note: the regulations currently in force apply where the disclosable pecuniary interest is their spouse’s or civil partner’s or is the pecuniary interest of somebody with whom they are living as a husband or wife or as if they were civil partners.]

 

If a disclosable pecuniary interest, as defined above, has not been entered into the authority’s Register, a Member must disclose an interest to any meeting of the authority at which they are present where a Member has a disclosable interest in any matter being considered and whether the matter is not a ‘sensitive interest’.  Following any such disclosure of an interest, the Member must notify the Monitoring Officer within 28 days beginning with the date of disclosure.

 

In addition to the disclosable pecuniary interests a Member must notify the Monitoring Officer in writing of the details of any other personal interests, where they fall within the descriptions below for inclusion in the Register of Interests.

 

A Member must, within 28 days of becoming aware of any new interest or change to any interest to be registered under the requirements of the code, notify the Monitoring Officer of the details of that new interest or change.

 

Definition of a Personal Interest

A Member has a personal interest in any business of the authority where either :-

 

(a)    it relates to or is likely to affect –

         (i)   any body of which you are a member or in a position of general control or management and to which you are

               appointed or nominated by your authority;

         (ii)  any body –

                   · exercising functions of a public nature;

                   · directed to charitable purposes; or

                   · one of whose principle purposes including the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political

                     party or trade union);

               of which you are a member or in a position of general control or management.

or

(b)   a decision in relation to that business might reasonably be regarded as affecting your wellbeing or financial position

       or the wellbeing or financial position of a relevant person to a greater extent than the majority of other council tax

       payers, ratepayers, or inhabitants of the electoral division or ward, as the case may be, affected by the decision.

 

For the purposes of paragraph (b) above, a relevant person is :-

 

(a)   a member of your family or any person with whom you have a close association; or

(b)   any person or body who employs or has appointed such persons, any firm in which they are a partner, or any

        company of which they are directors; or

(c)   any person or body in whom such persons have a beneficial interest and a class of securities exceeding the nominal

        value of £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body.

 

Definition of a Pecuniary Interest

The  Council has decided that in addition to disclosable pecuniary interests referred to above, a Member also has a pecuniary interest if they have a personal interest in any business of the authority where the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts, would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the Member’s judgement of the public interest and where that business :-

 

(a)   affects the Member’s financial position or the financial position of a person or body described above; or

(b)   relates to the determination of any approval, consent, licence, permission or registration in relation to you or any

        person or body described above.

 

Disclosure of Interests

Subject to where a Member has a personal interest in any business of the authority and where a Member is aware or ought reasonably to be aware of the existence of the personal interest and the Member attends a meeting of the authority where the business is considered, the Member must disclose to that meeting the existence and nature of that interest at the commencement of the meeting and prior to any discussion of the relevant item, or as soon as the interest becomes apparent to the Member.

 

Where the Member has a personal interest, but sensitive information (as outlined in the code) relating to it is not registered in the authority’s Register of Members Interests, the Member must indicate to the meeting that they have a personal interest, but need not disclose the sensitive information to the meeting.

 

Failure of a Member to disclose a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest would constitute a criminal offence.

 

Failure of a Member to provide accurate information regarding DIsclosable Pecuniary Interests, other personal interests and gifts and hospitality received would constitute a breach of the Code of Conduct.

 

Exemptions

Subject to a Member disclosing an interest at a meeting, they may attend a meeting and vote on a matter where they have a pecuniary interest that relates to the functions of the Authority in respect of :-

 

(a)   housing, where the Member is a tenant of the Authority provided that those functions fo not relate particularly to

        their tenancy or lease;

(b)   school meals or school transport and travelling expenses, where the Member is a parent or guardian of a child in

        full time education, or are a parent governor of a school, unless it relates particularly to the school which the child

        attends;

(c)   statutory sick pay under Part XI of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, where the Member is in

        receipt of, or are entitled to the receipt of, such pay;

(d)   an allowance, payment or indemnity given to Members;

(e)   any ceremonial honour given to Members;

(f)    setting Council Tax or precept under the Loacl Government Finance Act 1992

(g)   an interest arising from the membership of another Local Authority.

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