Complaint Number: LA/Fi/2050
Date case started: 10 Aug 2017
Decision issued: 06 Mar 2018
Allegation against: Councillor David MacDiarmid
Complaint Categories: 3.1, 3.2, 7.3, 7.4
Nature of allegation
That the respondent had breached various provisions 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 MacDiarmid has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in certain respects. The report incorporates Councillor MacDiarmid’s comments on the Commissioner’s conclusion.
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 MacDiarmid will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing.
The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor MacDiarmid had contravened the Code and was suspended for a period of two months from the Regulation and Licencing Committee of Fife Council.
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.