Register of interests

The council must be seen to make decisions fairly and openly without having prejudiced the matter. If a member of the public might reasonably think a councillor’s judgement on an issue will be influenced or prejudiced by the councillor’s personal interests, then a prejudicial interest should be declared by the councillor. The councillor should not take part in the debate or decision making on the matter and it may be prudent to leave the room while the matter is under discussion.