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Alderman breached Code of Conduct – Commissioner

February 26, 2019

The Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards has found that Alderman Ruth Patterson (Belfast City Council) breached the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code) following comments she made at a meeting of Belfast City Council on 3 July 2017. At an Adjudication Hearing held on 25 February, the Commissioner found that during the … Continue reading Alderman breached Code of Conduct – Commissioner

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Councillor suspended for 5 months following drink-drive offence

January 29, 2019

The Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards has imposed a 5 month suspension on Councillor Thomas Hogg (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council) following an Adjudication Hearing held in Belfast (28 January 2019). The Commissioner found that Councillor Hogg had breached Paragraph 4.2 of the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code) for his conduct … Continue reading Councillor suspended for 5 months following drink-drive offence

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