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The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007

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2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (5), you must comply with this Code whenever you—

(a)conduct the business of your authority (which, in this Code, includes the business of the office to which you are elected or appointed); or

(b)act, claim to act or give the impression you are acting as a representative of your authority,

and references to your official capacity are construed accordingly.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), this Code does not have effect in relation to your conduct other than where it is in your official capacity.

(3) In addition to having effect in relation to conduct in your official capacity, paragraphs 3(2)(c), 5 and 6(a) also have effect, at any other time, where that conduct constitutes a criminal offence for which you have been convicted.

(4) Conduct to which this Code applies (whether that is conduct in your official capacity or conduct mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)) includes a criminal offence for which you are convicted (including an offence you committed before the date you took office, but for which you are convicted after that date).

(5) Where you act as a representative of your authority—

(a)on another relevant authority, you must, when acting for that other authority, comply with that other authority’s code of conduct; or

(b)on any other body, you must, when acting for that other body, comply with your authority’s code of conduct, except and insofar as it conflicts with any other lawful obligations to which that other body may be subject.

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