You will find the following information on the Local Government Ombudsman's home page.
It is an independent, impartial and free service.
Unfortunately this is just a myth The fact is that they do not provide an independent, impartial and free service.
- 100% of all Local Government Ombudsmen are ex council
- 100% of all Deputy Ombudsmen are ex council
- 61% of all Assistant Ombudsmen are ex council
- 68% of all Investigators are ex council
[We say that such and such is a myth when the term "urban legend" or outright lie might be better.]