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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1228: tabled on 01 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the large number of resignations by town and parish councillors in protest at the implementation of the 'Model Code of Conduct for Parish and Town Councils'; believes that this is undermining local democracy and will severely weaken the representative character of these immensely valuable watchdogs; considers that the code is too Draconian for most small councils and that its implementation should have been delayed for one year to coincide with the local elections in 2003; and calls upon the Government urgently to reconsider both the terms and the application of these constraints.

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leave out from 'Councils' to end and add 'believes that parish and town councils should take the advice of the National Association for Local Councils to sign the code, and not listen to those who are deliberately misconstruing the meaning and impact of the code.'. R [Relevant interest declared}
Labour, Stroud
EDM 1228A1: tabled on 9 May 2002