SHIRLEY West councillor Brynn Tudor has been kicked out of the council for not attending council meetings for six months.
The Independent Liberal Democrat, of Amberley Road, Solihull, who continued to collect his local authority allowance, was ejected for breaking local government law and appeared in the public gallery at Tuesday’s full council meeting.
His seat has now been declared vacant.
Coun Tudor, who was elected in May 2007, was due for re-election in May 2011.
Council leader coun Ian Hedley (Lib Dem, Shirley East) said: “Local Government law states that if a councillor does not attend any meeting for over six months, they cease to be a member of the council and this is what has happened in the case of Brynn Tudor.
“At last night’s council meeting it was agreed that the seat in the Shirley West Ward should be declared vacant.
“Our officers wrote to Mr Tudor in October and November informing him of the situation.
“They received no response so he ceased to be a councillor and his allowance was stopped.
“Because the Shirley West Ward vacancy has arisen within six months of Mr Tudor’s term of office coming to its natural end, the seat will remain vacant until the next year’s elections in May.”
A spokesperson for Solihull council confirmed that up until November 26 Mr Tudor was still a councillor and was still being paid his basic allowance.
The Solihull News was unable to contact Mr Tudor at the time of going to press.