Councillors' wilful misconduct

Previously, councillors in Newry and Mourne Council faced calls for them to be barred from office, by the UUP’s Danny Kennedy, after the Local Government Auditor[LGA] accused them of wilful misconduct. [I’m trying to find an update] Now the LGA has instructed serving and former councillors on Fermanagh Council to pay a £38,178 surcharge and this time, according to the BBC report, the UUP have denied that the councillors are guilty of any wrongdoing – an appeal against the LGA ruling may be imminent.

Feel free to consult any previous comments you may have made on the topic of surcharges and fitness for office at this post.