Meeting attendance system' inaccurate'
City councillors say the current system of recording their attendance at meetings does not reflect the time and effort they put in.
Yesterday, the Mercury published the attendance rate of all 54 members from May last year, using information on the authority's website.
A number of councillors have said the statistics are either incorrect or give an unfair picture.
Deputy mayor councillor Rory Palmer said he would now be looking to get the system altered.
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He was listed as being expected at 40 meetings between May and October and attended 34.
He said: "This figure accounts for less than 20 per cent of the meetings I have attended. They are just a fraction of the work done.
"The meetings recorded are very selective and I will be looking to get it changed."
Liberal Democrat councillor for Aylestone, Nigel Porter, has contacted officers to say the council's website lists him as being a member of the audit and risk committee, adult social care and housing scrutiny commission, heritage, leisure and sport scrutiny and licensing enforcement sub-committee.
He says he does not sit on any of these, so his 62 per cent attendance rate is inaccurate.
He said: "The information is out of date and it is just wrong."