It’s not entirely straightforward though since, even if SOs are suspended, and you seek to speak in the public session, it could still be argued that you are, or are holding yourself out to be, acting in the role of a Cllr (and therefore subject to CoC) because you are at a meeting of the PC and an external observer might reasonably consider you are acting in an ‘official’ capacity.
But CoC could be a bit of a red herring and irrelevant so long as you don’t actually DO anything which could give rise to the referral of a complaint to the MO.
I am actually conflicted by where this question takes us when measured against that other little teaser - can a Cllr be excluded along with press & public.
On the one hand, I think not since they are a Cllr at a council meeting.
But on the other hand, for me to extend that rationale, it would naturally follow that I shouldn’t seek to support a Cllr acting as a member of public simply because they are a Cllr rather than a member of public….
The common factor in all these tricky questions seems to be an element (to a greater or lesser degree) of organisational dysfunction in the council which gives rise to the question….