Less than two thirds of the Liberal Democrat Group attended the Brent Council meeting today. By the end of the meeting only five Liberal Democrat councillors were still in attendance.
Historically the Liberal Democrats have always had a liberal approach to attending meetings with the worst attendance of any of the three parties represented in the Council Chamber, especially when they are in opposition.
However, on this occasion their absence follows their crushing defeat in the Wembley Central ward by-election.
The Labour Leader of the Council, Councillor Ann M John, OBE lambasted the Liberal Democrats for their absence.
Councillor Ann John said; “Every councillor receives a basic allowance of £7,974 per annum and as a basic minimum they are expected to attend full council meetings. How can they expect to represent their constituents if they are not here?”Other news from Brent Labour