South Holland District Council refuses to confirm or deny whether one of its members is under investigation about a complaint concerning their conduct
South Holland District Council is keeping tight-lipped about reports that a complaint has been made against on of its members.
A district council spokesman refused to confirm or deny whether one of the 37 councillors elected earlier this month was under investigation over an allegation made about their conduct.
The spokesman did confirm that in the event of such a complaint being made, a "Hearings Panel" made up of other district council members would be appointed to look into the matter.
"We are unable to confirm or deny the existence of a complaint against any individually-named councillor," the spokesman said.
"Doing so could prejudice any potential investigation into such complaints.
"Furthermore, it would be unfair to do so given that an investigation could conclude that there has been no wrongdoing.
"However, we would like to make clear that should an investigation conclude there is sufficient evidence, any allegations made would be referred to a Hearings Panel made up of elected members.
"The outcome of such a hearing would then be made public."