Code of conduct on outside bodies, do councillors need to abide by them

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Difficult to answer without more information because it depends on the Councillors connection with the particular outside body.  If the outside body is a Company then it will be subject to company law and can be sued , and if the Councillor was appointed to a committee of the company then that may cause problems .  Similarly , Charities are governed by charity laws and code of conduct which are similar to the Nolan principles.   I would say that generally it would  make sense to abide by codes of conduct so long as they do not contravene the Nolan principles.
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