A councillor who has attended less than a third of Lichfield City Council meetings in the past year has been accused of letting down voters.
Figures revealed that Cllr Sara Pritchard, who represents the Leomansley ward, had been to only six of the 22 sessions she could have in the last 12 months.
Cllr Dave Robertson, Labour representative for the Curborough ward, said voters had been let down by the Conservative member.
“It’s really disappointing that a new councillor, who was elected for the first time in May 2019, should have such a woeful attendance at meetings of the council and its committees.
“The residents of Leomansley went to the ballot box last May to select people who would represent their interests at formal council discussions.
“To see one of their elected representatives missing so much of that business must be a real disappointment to those who chose to place their trust in Cllr Pritchard.”Cllr Dave Robertson, Lichfield City Council
Cllr Robertson topped the attendance table for Lichfield City Council with a 96% rate of attendance.
“It is particularly worrying that this pattern of poor attendance by the Conservative councillor at meetings long predates the coronavirus pandemic.
“Indeed, Cllr Pritchard only attended one meeting in the last six months of 2019, just enough to avoid having her election lapse.
“I am sure that the residents of Leomansley would expect better.”Cllr Dave Robertson, Lichfield City Council
On the eve of the election results which saw her elected last May, Cllr Pritchard told her social media followers that she was ready to work for voters whatever the results. She wrote:
“I’m in for the long game regardless – I won’t be going anywhere.
“I’ll still keep debating and engaging with the good people of Lichfield.”Cllr Sara Pritchard’s social media post in May 2019
Cllr Pritchard has not responded to a request for comment on the latest attendance figures.