Complaint Number: LA/NL/1936

Date case started: 06 Sep 2016

Decision issued: 23 Mar 2017

Allegation against: Councillor Marina Lyle

Complaint Categories: 4.18, 4.19

Nature of allegation

That the respondent had breached the Code.

Decision by Commissioner

Following an investigation, the Commissioner has submitted a report to the Standards Commission for Scotland setting out his conclusion that Councillor Marina Lyle has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.


The Standards Commission has decided to hold a public hearing to determine whether a contravention of the Code has occurred and, if so, the sanction to be imposed.  Councillor Marina Lyle will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing. The Commissioner’s Report is available below.

The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor Lyle had contravened the Code and was censured.

Further information on the Standards Commission’s Hearing Process and Rules can be found on their website at The Standards Commission’s decision will also be published on their website after the conclusion of the Hearing.


web report - 02-06-17.pdf

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