We wouldn’t normally do a story on attendance, because lets face it, that is utter boredom territory and there’s plenty of reasonable reasons for our elected representatives not to go to some meetings. They are after all (mostly) human, they get ill or have other commitments with their jobs or families (Some people know so little about who makes the decisions for them that they think this is a full time job for most of them). Attendance for some of our local councillors is apalling, but we should never just jump to conclusions as to why.

However, this just isn’t anyone we are talking about, this is Councillor Thomas Jay, co-leader of Tamworth Council, wannabe MP, legal people trafficker and County Councillor. He has ‘worked’ his way to the top job since May when he and Councillor Paul Turner spearheaded a coup of the Tory Councillors group to create the New and Improved Tory Group™ which has since fallen completely apart. Not least because in a presumably Italian Job inspired moment, they managed between them to demolish a historic building without telling anyone they decided to do it. Somehow Teflon TJ has managed to escape the blame for that one and even half his group haven’t held him accountable…

Since elected…
Last 6 months, even worse…

In the complete absence of the usual barrage of criticism of the Tories from TJ’s troll friend Paul Brina Brindley (Leicestershire Troll, Hate Merchant, Failed Councillor, Failed Businessman, Liar, gobshite), who in return, now pulls the strings, someone’s gotta do it, why not us? Jay got elected to the County Council in May 2021, it appears to have been another vanity must have role to keep up appearances. TJ has, as an elected County Councillor been absent at meetings more times than he has been present in 3 years, all whilst raking in £9957.60 per year of your hard earned tax. That’s pretty shocking, and you can see the full story here. He hasn’t been absent in Tamworth Council meetings, and he has only been on the greasy pole of Council leadership since May 2023. So what is going on? The only time he does turn up, he has to take a selfie, and that meeting wasn’t even for his County duties. His last attended meeting was November, and he will be hoofed out if he fails to attend another in another 3 months, causing a by-election (see we got to the stranger danger bit ok?).

Whilst having a Google for Councillor Jay, we came across this interesting tidbit presumably set up as a joke, then we dug and found that TJ was actually a Brazillian Pop Star, yes, really really. This might be common knowledge amongst those who know him, colour us green yellow and blue! It does however maybe explain the need for constant attention…

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