Labour’s General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has called for an apology after the Greens criticised him for failing to attend two hustings event.
Chris Worsey was not present at either the Wade Street Church or Speakers’ Corner events after telling organisers that prior engagements meant he could not attend.
Green Party candidate Robert Pass said the move showed “democracy is not alive and well in Lichfield” and said it highlighted why electoral reform was needed.
But now his Labour rival has hit back after Mr Pass failed to attend a hustings session at South Staffordshire College saying that work commitments had prevented him from being there.
“So it was exactly the same as it was for me for the first two events then,” the Labour candidate said. “It was pretty poor for Rob to make such over the top comments.
“I think I’m owed an apology.”
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has also hit back at Mr Pass’ criticism after he missed the Speakers’ Corner event:
What a load of sanctimonious and holier than thou humourless nonsense. Takes himself far too seriously. Where was HE today? pic.twitter.com/DvHViWumoH