A BNP councillor's attendance record has come under fire.
Mirfield Town Council member Roger Roberts is featured in this month's edition of the Clerks and Councils Direct journal.
The publication is circulated to all councils in the country.
The piece reads: "For months there was no sign of a BNP councillor . . . and then he turned up at the wrong meeting."
The article says Clr Roberts, who represents Hopton and works in retail security, went to a finance committee meeting - only to be told he wasn't meant to be there.
His attendance at the plans scrutiny committee allowed him to keep his seat on the council, the article says.
Tory councillor Martyn Bolt said Clr Robert's "dismal attendance" was unwelcome publicity for Mirfield.
He added: "There are many hard-working councillors and community groups in Mirfield.
"For the town to achieve national notoriety due to the unwillingness of the sole BNP representative to work is lamentable.
"Roger Roberts has frequently cited a busy work schedule and long-term family problems as his inability to represent or work for the public during the last few years.
"It came as a surprise to many then when he was unveiled as the BNP candidate for the Kirklees elections in May, a role which will surely demand more time and commitment than the operation of the town council."
Clr Roberts was unavailable for comment.
But his election agent, Kirklees BNP councillor David Exley, said: "The problem is that he's got two elderly parents who he looks after.
"He finishes work and then goes to see them.
"Up to Christmas he was also looking after his sister, who fell and broke her neck."
As for serving on Kirklees, Clr Exley said his candidate would be able to cope because if he was elected he could give up his job.