A York councillor’s conduct is coming under scrutiny this week.
Complaints made against the councillor allege aggressive and threatening behaviour.
And the city council’s standards committee are meeting to look into the claims, and decide what to do next.
Complaints were first made about the as yet unnamed parish/town councillor’s conduct back in 2019.
There then followed what the council describes as a ‘third party investigation’ which has now concluded – and so the matter is in the hands of the joint standards assessments sub-committee, meeting on Tuesday (20 April).
There are four complaints about the councilor in total, alleging that they:
- behaved aggressively towards a complainant
- acted aggressively towards another person
- verbally attacked another councillor and another person
- and sent threatening emails.
The sub-committee, comprising two city councillors, a parish councillor and an independent person, have to decide whether or not the complaints should progress to an investigation.
If so, they will be asked as to who should conduct the investigation, and whether it should be done internally or externally.