Making a complaint about a councillor

If you're unhappy with the conduct of a county councillor in Suffolk, you can make a complaint to the Monitoring Officer.

You can make a complaint if you suspected that a councillor has breached their Code of Conduct (PDF, 41KB). Your complaint must be clear as to why you think that a councillor has not followed the Code of Conduct. 

The responsibility of considering complaints made about councillors belongs to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with an independent person.

Please note: The Monitoring Officer does not handle complaints about issues outside of the Code of Conduct.

How to make a complaint

Before you make a complaint about a councillor please read these guidance notes.

You can make a complaint about a councillor online quickly and easily.

Alternatively, you can also complete a paper copy. Download, print and complete this form then return it to us via post, scan, fax or email using the following details:

The Monitoring Officer
Endeavour House
8 Russel Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BX

Fax: 01473 216825

Email: tim.ryder@suffolk.gov.uk

We also ask that you complete an online equality monitoring form. You can download and printing a paper copy (return this to us using the details above).

After making the complaint

We'll carry out an initial assessment within 20 working days of receipt of your complaint.

Read our complaints flowchart (PDF, 95KB) to see the full procedure.

For more information or further queries please call 01473 265119 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm).