Complaint Number: LA/E/2028
Date case started: 11 May 2017
Decision issued: 12 Sep 2017
Allegation against: Councillor Frank Ross
Complaint Categories: 4.1, 4.5, 4.12, 4.20, 4.3
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 Frank Ross has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in certain respects. The report incorporates Councillor Ross’ comments on the Commissioner’s conclusion. The Commissioner’s Report is available below.
The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor Frank Ross had contravened the Code and was censured. 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 Frank Ross will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing.
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.