Complaint Number: LA/CES/2091
Date case started: 14 Dec 2017
Decision issued: 27 Apr 2018
Allegation against: Councillor Finlay Cunningham
Complaint Category: 4.20
Nature of allegation
That the respondent 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 Cunningham has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in certain respects. The report incorporates Councillor Cunningham’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 Cunningham will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing.
The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor Cunningham 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.