Members InterestsCouncillors statutory Declarations of interests
Councillors are also required to ask themselves the questions:
Am I biased or have I predetermined a matter?
Would an informed member of the public think that there is a real possibility that the Councillor could be biased?
Have I made up my mind about the issue?
Councillors should not make up their mind about an issue before coming to take a decision on it. They can still form a provisional view but must be willing to consider all arguments presented at the meeting and remain genuinely open to persuasion on the merits of the case. If they do not have a genuinely open mind about a matter, this will potentially leave the decision susceptible to legal challenge because of the common law concept of predetermination.
The declarations below have been made by currently-serving Councillors. They are in alphabetical order, by surname: