FOI Request Allegations Against Councillors
1. How many sexual harassment complaints/allegations have been made about councillors to your council in the last five financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
2. Of these complaints, how many were made against men and how many against women. Please give this figure for each individual financial year above.
3. Please provide a total figure of how many individual men and how many individual women have had complaints about them in the above five financial years.
4. What was the overall outcome of each of the complaints detailed in questions 1 & 2 e.g. disciplinary, sacking, warning etc.
We are not aware of any such complaints over the last 5 years, however we don't keep any central record of complaints against councillors.
Complaints would normally be made to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public life who would determine whether or not to investigate. The query may be better directed to them.