How we investigate your complaint

Are you considering making a complaint? Have you complained to us already? Would you like to know more about what happens next?

Here’s how we’ll investigate your complaint.

How we investigate your complaint

We investigate complaints about:

  • MSPs (Members of the Scottish Parliament)
  • Local authority councillors and board members of public bodies
  • Lobbyists
  • Public appointments
  • Us (the Ethical Standards Commissioner and his team)

Select the complaint type below and find out more about what will happen next.

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You can make your complaint online or in other ways. Follow the link to begin.

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Recent decision summaries

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Councillor – Misconduct relating to a planning application and disrespect towards the public

Councillor A used an expression (the ‘indigenous’ community) that implied unfairness and bias in his consideration of a planning application

Councillor – Disrespect towards another councillor

The complainer alleged that Councillor A had acted disrespectfully by posting comments on Facebook which were critical of a councillor from another local authority (Councillor B).