A TORY councillor who amassed one of the highest votes at last month's elections could quit.
Clr Martyn Bolt says he is considering his position after being the only councillor to vote against the return of a Liberal Democrat/Green alliance to run the hung Kirklees Council.
His threat came just a month after he kept hold of his Mirfield seat with a massive 3,661 votes.
Clr Bolt, 46, said opposition parties had remorselessly grilled Lib-Dem and Green Cabinet members and complained about their ability to do the job.
The council's annual meeting had been the only chance to change the administration.
While others at the meeting spoke against the return of the Lib-Dem led Cabinet, only Clr Bolt actually voted against the proposal.
He said: "I consider it electoral cowardice on such a clear-cut issue, that if you are opposed to the situation you fail to register your vote."
Clr Bolt said he had to take stock and speak to residents, community groups and friends.
His threat to quit put a dampener on Tory celebrations after the party gained six more seats to become the second biggest group on Kirklees Council.
Tory group leader Clr Robert Light said: "Martyn is a valued member of our group.
"If he decides to step down, we would regret that decision."