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Councillor suspended following interim hearing

March 15, 2019

Councillor Ian Stevenson has been suspended for the remainder of his term in office (until 6 May 2019) following a decision made by the Acting Local Government Commissioner for Standards. The decision follows an Interim Hearing at which the Acting Commissioner Ian Gordon found that there was ‘prima facie evidence’ that Councillor Stevenson had breached … Continue reading Councillor suspended following interim hearing

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Alderman suspended for 6 months following breach of Councillor’s Code of Conduct

March 4, 2019

At an Adjudication Hearing held this morning the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards imposed a 6 month suspension on Alderman Ruth Patterson (Belfast City Council). The decision follows a hearing last week at which the Commissioner found that Alderman Patterson had breached the Local Government Code of Conduct. Alderman Patterson was found to … Continue reading Alderman suspended for 6 months following breach of Councillor’s Code of Conduct

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