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Censure of councillor

Published on Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Councillor Keith Kondakor has been formally censured for breaching the Council’s Code of Conduct.

It was reported to full Council on the 13 September 2017, that a complaint against Cllr Keith Kondakor had been upheld by a Standards Local Hearing Panel on 16 August 2017. The complaint related to incidents during April and May 2017 where Cllr Kondakor’s conduct towards an officer was found to breach paragraph 3a, 3b(ii), 3b(iii) and 5; these paragraphs require councillors to treat others with respect, to refrain from bullying people, to abstain from intimidating anyone involved in an investigation and to ensure that their conduct does not bring the Council into disrepute.

This is not the first time that the Borough Council has convened a Standards Local Hearing Panel of this nature.

Sanctions imposed against Cllr Kondakor as a result of the breach include formal censure at full Council and a restriction on access to officers. In addition Cllr Kondakor is required to make a public apology on the Nuneaton Community Forum Facebook page in order to confirm that the posts made by him were incorrect and he had no basis for making them.

The Council also resolved that a letter would be sent to the Green Party outlining the sanctions imposed.