I had a meeting yesterday at Cheshire West and Chester Council - it was the Education Policy Development Board and we were discussing Children's Centres, the NHS White paper on Public Health and retiring headteacher hand overs to their successors - all very important stuff. Seven Councillors were expected to attend - 5 Conservatives and 2 Labour. However only 5 of us made it. None of the Labour Councillors were in attendance.
Now don't get me wrong - none of us can guarantee to attend every meeting. We can all have clashing appointments, domestic emergencies and work commitments that may have to take priority. But given the importance of these issues you would have thought Labour would have tried to attend?
I do hope the missing Councillors weren't out electioneering instead of attending to their public duties.