Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Basildon Councillor and their register of interests

A SENIOR councillor is being investigated for failing to declare property he owned in the borough.

The standards sub committee referred the matter to Dawn French, council monitoring officer, for investigation.

David Dadds, former deputy cabinet member for resources, failed to declare a connection to three business premises in Basildon Council’s register of interests.

All property owned in the borough must be updated within 28 days.

Mr Dadds’ properties were not declared for between four years and six months, until July.

My comment: How can it be right that a breach of a council's code of conduct is investigated by a council officer? That's just plain stupid.

Read the full story from the source Basildon Recorder

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