Conservatives on Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council are called on the controlling Labour Group to show some respect at the Full Council on Wednesday 17 April on the day that Lady Thatcher is laid to rest.
Councillor Des O'Brien who leads the Borough Council Conservative Group, said: "Whatever one may think about Lady Thatcher, no one can deny that what she did was from a place of deep conviction and belief. She brought a country that was on its knees back from the brink made Great Britain matter again. On Wednesday we will see the final end to an era where conviction mattered more than the pollsters and the laying to rest of a giant among pygmies."
"Wednesday is a day when the ruling Labour group can either step up and be adults and fly the flag at half mast and observe a minute silence before Full Council on Wednesday night, or they can keep company with the pygmies.
"Many residents across the Borough, even in the Labour bastion of Bedworth, have spoken to local Conservative representatives and said that the Town Hall should show some respect to the greatest peace-time Prime Minister of the twentieth century."
Cllr O'Brien added: "It is very easy to hide behind the strict letter of protocol, yet everyone knows that the Labour leader Councillor Harvey just has to say the word and it would be done. They would soon find a way to break with protocol if it suited Labour. I just hope that they will do the decent thing on the day."