Transparency push

STIRLING council may follow Bayswater in forcing councillors to declare their political party membership on a public register.

Stirling councillor Stephanie Proud has tabled a motion that would require councillors to disclose party membership, employment by a party, employment by an MP or “any immediate family member who is, or has been, an elected representative of a political party”.

Last month Baysy council approved a similar motion from deputy mayor Chris Cornish that required councillors to disclose party membership, or employment by a party, on a public online register.

Cr Proud wrote in her motion it was intended to add to transparency and accountability, and it’s up for a vote at an upcoming council meeting.

by DAVID BELL

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