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.

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