Corporate Governance Framework
88. In your public role you should be, and should be seen to be, politically impartial. You shall not occupy paid party political posts or hold particularly sensitive or high roles in a political party.
89. You must inform the Chair and DCMS (opens in new tab) if you intend to accept a prominent position in any political party and understand that your appointment as a Commissioner of the Gambling Commission may be terminated if such a position is considered to be incompatible and you take up the position.
90. Subject to paragraphs 88 and 89, you are free to engage in political activities provided that you are aware of your general public responsibilities (as described in the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies) and exercise proper discretion.
91. This is particularly important where political activity may be generally perceived as controversial. On matters directly affecting Commission work, you should not make political speeches or engage in other political activities.
92. These restrictions do not apply to Commissioners who are elected members of a parliament or assembly in the UK, local councillors, or a Peer in relation to conduct in the House of Lords.Previous section
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Last updated: 27 February 2023
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