High standards in public life are not negotiable!

Uttlesford Liberal Democrats were deeply disappointed by the failure of a cross party motion to re-affirm a commitment at Uttlesford District Council to the well-established Seven Principles of Public Life, also known as the "Nolan Principles". These principles outline the ethical standards that those working in the public sector are expected to adhere to. They are found in Codes of Conduct all across public life. In light of recent allegations of misconduct and the related refusal of Uttlesford District Council's auditors to sign off the Council's accounts (see this report in the local press:, Liberal Democrat District Councillor Melvin Caton, with cross-party support, proposed a motion which asked the Council to reaffirm its commitment to the seven Nolan Principles of Public Life: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership- an

Uttlesford District Council


Uttlesford Liberal Democrats have responded to reports that the Government is expected to publish plans next month to reorganise councils in Essex. The leader of Uttlesford Lib Dem councillors, Cllr Alan Dean said that "the time is not right for such an upheaval whilst local councils are still dealing the

24 Aug 2020
Lib Dem logo bird projected on blockwork

Over 25,000 New Homes to be built in Uttlesford by 2040?

Cllr Alan Dean, leader of the Lib Dem Opposition, said "Back in April, when R4U persuaded the Council to vote to withdraw the emerging plan, the Lib Dems warned that the decision meant the Council would lose control over the number of houses the Government required to be built in the district. We said it would also leave the district prey to more unplanned development without the necessary infrastructure".

13 Aug 2020

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