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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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The Council Constitution

good governance

The Stockton Borough Council Constitution sets out how we will operate, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

The Constitution is divided into eleven parts:

Part 1 - Summary and Explanation

Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution

Part 3 - Responsibility for functions

Part 4 - Rules of procedure

Part 5 - Codes and protocols

Part 6 - Members' allowance scheme

Part 7 - Management structure

Part 8 - Essential supporting documents

Part 8A - The petition scheme

Part 9 - Glossary of terms

Part 10 - Statutory derivation table

Part 11 - Related documents