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SCOTTISH COUNCIL LEADERS BACK 'ANTI-SLEAZE' CONTRACTS

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Local government leaders in the Scottish Labour party have pledged to support a scheme requiring councillors to sig...
Local government leaders in the Scottish Labour party have pledged to support a scheme requiring councillors to sign 'anti-sleaze' contracts, the Scotsman reports (p8).

The government is expected to crack down further on those who fail to meet the highest standards by creating codes of conduct and a commission to deal with misconduct.

According to Scottish Office sources steps are likely to be taken to reduce the number of councillors in Scotland and slim down the political management of local authorities, the paper reports.

Cosla president Keith Geddes said a contract would be a useful addition to the local government code that already existed.

'The public expect the highest standards of conduct from elected representatives... and this additional document will create transparency, allowing the public to hold elected members to account'.
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