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Have any councils adopted an NDA?

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We've recently experienced an issue where one of our councillors leaked confidential information to a member of the public. He didn't agree to the vote on selling a piece of land and tried to jeopardise the sale through his actions. We're thinking that we need more stringent measures to prevent this happening in the future and would like to know if other councils have had similar issues and how they dealt with them.
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Councillors when elected, agree to follow the council's code of conduct which includes the 7 Nolan Principles of integrity, honesty, openness, selflessness, objectivity, accountability and leadership.  If you feel that one of these principles was broken, then you need to report them to the Monitoring Officer.  After that, sadly, very little will happen as there are no legal sanctions against councillor behaviour unless they have broken the law.  I cannot see how an NDA could be legally enforceable in this circumstance.
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