That Council approves the adoption of the revised code of conduct as set out in Appendix 1.
In introducing the report Councillor Kam Kaur stated that with the upcoming elections a review of the Code of Conduct was timely. The Local Government Association has published a model code of conduct. The council has chosen to use elements of this rather than the entire document.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group) welcomed the update.
Councillor Izzi Seccombe added that the code is the basis of how members behave in Warwickshire. Councillor Colin Hayfield suggested that the Code of Conduct has rarely been called upon in Warwickshire as officers and members have always behaved in a friendly and professional manner. This view was echoed by Councillor Andy Crump (Portfolio Holder for Fire & Rescue and Community Safety).
That the Cabinet welcomes the draft Code of Conduct to Council and commends it to council.