Statement from the Leader

Wed, 10/10/2018

"I believe Councillor Robert Davis has made the right decision to step down. 

"Our residents rightly expect the highest standards of those in public office. It is clear from the report that Councillor Davis breached the code of conduct.

"The planning process must be, and be seen to be, impartial. 

"When I became Leader I took immediate action to improve how planning decisions are open to scrutiny, making sure all meetings about planning applications take place in council offices with officers present. I will be setting out further reforms to our planning process at the conclusion of an independent review I commissioned earlier this year."

Councillor Nickie Aiken, Leader of the Council


Read the final report by Westminster City Council into allegations over hospitality received by former Councillor Robert Davis, conducted under the Localism Act 2011:

Investigation report re Councillor Robert Davis (PDF, 9MB)

Last updated: 25 October 2018