Thursday, 19 July 2007
Criminal Record Checks
I believe all Councillors should have a Criminal record check before they stand for office. We currently do not need one, which may come as a shock to some of you. We are often in a position of trust with the elderly or vulnerable, and I think it makes good sense to require prospective councillors to agree to a check. I enclose a copy of mine, which proves nothing more than the fact I have not been caught for anything bad! But it at least filters out people with a record of bad behaviour.