A second member of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet has been told to update his register of interests after being found to hold a directorship of an outside business.
Cllr Ashley Yeates, Cabinet member for regulatory services, housing and wellbeing, is listed as a director of Yeates Properties Ltd by Companies House.
The filing records for the business show that it is dormant, but the role did not appear on the Conservative councillor’s register of interests – it has since been updated after being flagged up by Lichfield Live.
It comes after fellow Cabinet member and the local authority’s deputy leader Cllr Ian Pritchard admitted he had not declared a directorship of a dormant development company.
A Lichfield District Council spokesperson confirmed that Cllr Yeates had been instructed to update his register of interests.
“We have directed Cllr Ashley Yeates to complete a new declaration of interests,” they said.
“We have also emailed all district councillors, instructing them to update their register of interests, including any directorships, whether the company is active or dormant.”
Cllr Yeates has not responed to a request for comment.