Councillor conduct

Under the Localism Act 2011, the council has a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by its councillors and any co-opted members.  

Borough Councillors 

View our Councillor Code of Conduct below:

Icon for pdf Councillors' Code of Conduct [187.93KB]

Councillors are also expected to comply with relevant requirements of: 

  • the Protocol on Councillor/Officer Relations,
  • the Social Media Guidance for Councillors, and 
  • the Probity In Planning - Councillors' Handbook

Copies of each borough councillor's register of interests can be viewed by using our councillor search which also takes you to their contact details and committee memberships.

The code of conduct and the register of interests are also available for members of the public to view at our Millmead offices during normal office hours.

Parish Councillors 

The various codes of conduct adopted by the 23 parish councils in the borough are kept at the respective parish council offices and can be viewed on request by contacting the relevant parish clerk. Contact details can be found on our Parish Council information pages.

Copies of each parish councillor's register of interests may be viewed by clicking on the link to the relevant parish council below:

Albury

Artington

Ash

Compton

East Clandon

East Horsley

Effingham

Normandy

Ockham

Pirbright

Puttenham Parish Council

Ripley

Seale & Sands

Send

Shackleford

Shalford

Shere

St Martha

Tongham

Wanborough

West Clandon

West Horsley

Worplesdon

 

Making a complaint

The council has agreed arrangements for dealing with allegations of misconduct by councillors and co-opted members of Guildford Borough Council and of the 23 parish councils within the borough.  You may view a copy of these arrangements and other useful documents in the downloads section below. 

Make a complaint against councillor conduct