The Labour group does have a problem with actually turning up for things, as we know from Cllr Mahfouz’s cock up last week. One day it will lose them a vote.
At full council last night all of the 24 strong Tory group turned up. All of the 5 strong LibDem group turned up. 5 of the 40 strong Labour group no-showed. This may be bad luck, perhaps a cluster of illnesses or bereavements struck the Labour group, but it does look to be part of a pattern I am afraid.