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Councillors are in a position of trust. The local government legislation is very clear that you must not abuse that trust by misusing information obtained as councillors.

You must ensure that information which is confidential to the local government remains confidential.

A person who is, or has been, a councillor must not use information acquired as a councillor to directly or indirectly gain a financial advantage for yourself or anyone else, or to harm the local government.

Misuse of information by a councillor

It is misconduct if you:

It is official misconduct if you:

If you are convicted of an offence, you will be automatically disqualified from holding office.

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