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Former councillor disqualified for 4 years following sexual assault

June 29, 2021

Former councillor Ian Stevenson (Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council) has been disqualified from being a councillor until 30 April 2025 following an Adjudication Hearing held on 28 June. Acting Commissioner Ms Katrin Shaw found that Mr Stevenson had breached Paragraph 4.2 of the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code) following his conviction in December 2018 for sexual assault. Paragraph 4.2 states that councillors must not bring their position … Continue reading Former councillor disqualified for 4 years following sexual assault

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Ards and North Down Borough councillor suspended for 6 weeks

June 15, 2021

Councillor Colin Kennedy (Ards and North Down Borough Council) has been suspended for a period of 6 weeks at an Adjudication Hearing held on 11 June 2021. Acting Commissioner, Mr Ian Gordon, imposed a 6 week suspension in respect of Councillor Kennedy, having previously found on 2 March 2021 that he had breached the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code). This arose from an incident which occurred at the … Continue reading Ards and North Down Borough councillor suspended for 6 weeks

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