A Conservative councillor has told a Lib Dem rival to respect the views of those who voted for him when it comes to Brexit.
Cllr Jon O’Hagan’s remarks come after Cllr Paul Ray criticised local MP Michael Fabricant’s stance on the UK’s departure from the European Union.
The Lib Dem representative said he needed to “get real” over the risks of a no-deal.
But Cllr O’Hagan said the will of the people must be respected.
“One point that should be remembered is that this country held a legally binding referendum,” he said.
“It was not an opinion poll. It was not merely advisory.
“The people of Chadsmead, Lichfield and the UK voted for Brexit. The Government now has to deliver Brexit.
“It is high time Cllr Ray remembers that the people who voted him onto the council also voted for Brexit.”
But his Lib Dem rival insisted the facts around the impact of Brexit could not be ignored.
“I’m wanting to protect Chadsmead’s residents jobs,” he said. “There’s no point being blindly ideological and anti-EU when business is warning that Brexit is going to harm our industry and levels of employment.”