An MP has accused councillors of trying to exclude him from discussions about housing, transport and leisure facilities in his constituency - by holding the meetings on Thursday.
Richard Burden (Lab Northfield) said Conservative councillors were "playing politics" by moving the sessions to a time when they knew he would be at Westminster. Tories denied the claims.
He spoke out after MPs were criticised by business leaders for failing to attend a Commons debate about Birmingham's New Street station on a Thursday afternoon.
Northfield has its own district committee, as part of the city council's drive to ensure decisions are taken at a more local level.
It has traditionally met on Saturday. However, Conservative councillors are now pushing for sessions to be moved to Thursdays.
In order to attend, Mr Burden could be forced to miss Commons debates on Thursday afternoon and Friday.
Last month, Birmingham MPs from all parties were condemned when they failed to attend a Commons session on the West Coast Main Line.
Mr Burden said: "Now the Tories have said they want to change it. The suspicion has to be that this is being done for political reasons.
"I'm sure they would like to have Saturday off - so would I, but working weekends is just part of the job."
Coun Les Lawrence (Con Northfield) said: "I think Richard is suffering from a persecution complex. We have had a history within the district of holding our meetings on a Saturday but it causes difficulties because some councillors have other meetings on the same day.
"Other districts already hold their meetings during the week."