Changes to Investigation and Disciplinary Committee and Cheshire Police and Crime Panel membership

11 April 2018

Cheshire East Council has received information which raises concerns about actions taken by Councillor Howard Murray whilst serving on the authority’s Investigation and Disciplinary Committee (IDC). 

Further investigations will need to be undertaken. In the meantime, Cllr Murray has been asked to step down from his committee duties. 

A council spokesperson said: “This is a neutral act, intended to protect Cllr Murray and the council from concerns of a similar nature arising whilst the matter is considered further.

“The council is considering very carefully whether this matter is capable of having any adverse impact on the work undertaken by the committees to date. Early indications are that the work of the committees to date is not affected by the concerns raised.

“Cllr Margaret Simon, vice-chairman of the IDC, will act as IDC chairman on an interim basis while these matters are resolved.”