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Two councillors have clashed over the value of their contributions at Lichfield District Council.
Conservative Cllr Jon O’Hagan and Lib Dem rival Paul Ray will both stand again at the local elections in May – took to social media to criticise each other.
But Cllr O’Hagan questioned his counterpart’s election material sparking the online spat between the duo.
“Love the election leaflet,” he said. “Especially the bit about working all year round.
“Does that mean you hope to improve on your 50% attendance record?”
But Cllr Ray said he was “proud” of his achievements, insisting the contribution to debates was key.
“Being a councillor is about getting things done,” the Lib Dem councillor said. “My leaflet sets out my record. I’m proud of that.
“As a councillor it’s about more than just turning up to meetings and just sitting there and saying nothing – like you.
“I’ve never heard you speak at a council meeting. Your contribution is 0% and mine is 100%.”
Cllr O’Hagan insisted Cllr Ray’s contributions were “largely irrelevant”.
The Conservative councillor said: “I say something when there’s something to say – when you bother to attend you miss the point so often that it’s laughable.”
Cllr Ray hit back, claiming his Tory rival was seeking to avoid the real issues and failing to pick up “the public mood”.
“The comments are just negative,” he said. “People don’t want to hear that. Residents want to know what we’re going to do for them.”
“Let’s focus on the issues.”