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Councillor suspended over abusive tweets

June 29, 2022

Councillor Marc Collins (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council), has been suspended from his role as a councillor for 8 months following an Adjudication Hearing held on 24 June. Acting Commissioner Katrin Shaw decided that Councillor Collins had breached the Councillor’s Code of Conduct by posting a tweet on 18 November 2019, and a re-tweet the following day, which included reference to John Finucane, Sinn Féin’s Westminster election candidate for … Continue reading Councillor suspended over abusive tweets

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Former councillor censured following breaches of Code of Conduct

February 21, 2022

Former Councillor Declan Boyle (Belfast City Council) has been censured by the Local Government Commissioner for Standards after being found to have breached a number of parts of the Code of Conduct relating to declaration of interests. At an Adjudication Hearing on 18 February 2022, Acting Commissioner Mr Ian Gordon found that former Councillor Boyle had failed to declare personal interests during Council meetings when improvements in areas of Belfast … Continue reading Former councillor censured following breaches of Code of Conduct

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