Complaint Number: LA/E/1924
Date case started: 02 Aug 2016
Decision issued: 31 Mar 2017
Allegation against: Councillor Jim Orr
Complaint Categories: 3.1, 3.2, 3.14
Nature of allegation
That the respondent breached various sections of 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 Orr has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in certain respects. The Commissioner’s Report and Joint Statement of Facts are available below.
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 Orr will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing.
The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor Jim Orr 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 -http://www.standardscommissionscotland.org.uk/cases/hearing-rules
The Standards Commission’s decision will also be published on their website after the conclusion of the Hearing.
signed jsof - both parties - 26-06-17.pdf