Manchester City Council

Committee details

Committee details

Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

The Standards Committee comprises five city councillors, one parish councillor and two independent members and is chaired by an independent member. The

Committee deals with matters relating to the conduct of city and parish councillors and the promotion of ethical standards.


The Independent Persons are appointed by the Council to assist the Council in the consideration of any complaints made against councillors. They are not members of the Standards Committee but they are invited to attend the meeting if they wish to.


The Council aims to ensure that its meetings are as open as possible and confidential business is kept to the strict minimum. When confidential items are involved these are considered at the end of the meeting at which point members of the public are asked to leave.


Agenda, reports and minutes of all Council Committees can be found on the Council’s website


Contact information

Support officer: Andrew Woods.

Phone: 0161 234 3011