Independent Person

The Localism Act 2011 repealed the mandatory requirement to maintain a Standards Committee with effect from 1st July 2012.  The Act introduced a new procedure for dealing with the investigation of complaints against Members of the Authority and one requirement of that procedure was that an Independent Person be appointed who must be consulted prior to any decision being made about a complaint which has been investigated.

This position was the subject of a public advertisement in April 2012.  Mr Wilkinson was the sole applicant for appointment and, in view of his significant experience in Standards matters here and elsewhere, he was recommended for appointment by the Executive Committee.

Mr Wilkinson's term of office will expire at midnight on 30 June 2017.

 

Mr Mike Wilkinson
Independent Person
Mr Mike Wilkinson