THE executive board member responsible for libraries has slammed MP David Mowat for failing to contact him on the issue.

A decision on the town's libraries is due in the new year.

It follows LiveWire's consultation into plans to shut some libraries and moved them into hubs, during which it met with Warrington South MP Mr Mowat.

But Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for leisure, community and culture, criticised the politician.

He said: "I am incredulous that, following the meeting David Mowat had with LiveWire, as the executive board member responsible for libraries, I am still waiting for him to make contact."

Mr Mowat has responded to Cllr Higgins.

He said: "I have already contributed to LiveWire's consultation and had a productive meeting with representatives of the organisation recently.

"My understanding is that they have still not made recommendations to the council.

 "Cllr Higgins is welcome to contact me if he has concerns that he wishes to raise."