05 Aug Coronavirus: Mayor of Luton Tahir Malik resigns after breaking lockdown rules by going to party | UK News
The mayor of Luton has stepped down after breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by going to a party.
Councillor Tahir Malik said he regretted attending the gathering – and repeated his apology after having done so last month when he was pictured at the event with a mask hanging below his face.
The Labour Party member said he had initially planned to await the outcome of a disciplinary process, but decided to resign after discussing the matter with his family.
“Once again I regret my actions which were below the standard of my position and would like to sincerely apologise to the people of Luton for attending this gathering which was in breach of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions,” he said.
“There is no excuse for what I did. I should have known better and I accept full responsibility for my actions.”