Murphy v Ethical Standards Officer of Standards Board for England: Admn 28 Oct 2004

The claimant, a local authority councillor, challenged a finding that he had contravened the Code of Conduct, by failing to withdraw from a meeting in which he had a personal interest, namely a critical report by the Local Government Ombudsman.
Held: His ‘well-being’ was directly at stake. He had received direct advice that he should withdraw but had not done so. The finding was justified, but it was noted that he had not been given opportunity to speak before withdrawing, and the suspension for a year was removed.


Keith J


[2004] EWHC 2377 (Admin)




England and Wales


CitedRichardson and Orme v North Yorkshire County Council CA 19-Dec-2003
The claimants appealed against an order dismissing their application for a judicial review of the respondent’s grant of planning permission. They contended that a councillor with an interest in the matter had wrongfully not been excluded from the . .
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Updated: 15 April 2022; Ref: scu.218874