Liberal Democrat Cllr Martin Mullaney has today blogged about the behaviour of Cllr Quinn at the Hall Green Constituency meeting on Tuesday night. Cllr Mullaney states that he “witnessed the most appalling behaviour by a Councillor at a council meeting that I have attended in my eight years as a Birmingham City Councillor.” Cllr Mullaney goes on to accuse Cllr Quinn, Labour Councillor for Sparkbrook, “as turning up drunk“. He states “that during the debate on Moseley Road baths, Councillor Quinn shouted across the room “Councillor Mullaney, you are full of sh*t”. This remark was actually met with some consensus across the room.
I find the behaviour of Cllr Mullaney appalling in that he has chosen to use this forum to spread potentially slanderous and detrimental information about a fellow councillor. Even more appalling than this is his own behaviour at the same Ward meeting. As a member of the Constituency, I observed Councillor Mullaney not only arrive late and half way through the agendered item dealing with the issue relating to Moseley Road baths, but he then went on to leave after the first hour of the meeting. This early departure was despite members being in attendance, young and old, who wished to hand in a petition relating to the proposals to a reduction in library opening hours. The reason for this early departure… bearing in mind that he is paid as a councillor to attend to council business… he clearly tells us on his blog what his priorities are and states that “I had to leave after the first hour since the meeting clashed with my monthly comedy club”. My message for Cllr Mullaney – #fail