Saturday, 22 August 2015

Labour councillor in Luton resigns amid visa abuse rumour

A Luton Labour councillor has resigned from his cabinet post amid claims that one of his relatives has been living in the UK illegally.

Both the Labour Party and Cllr Waheed Akbar have refused to comment with Cllr Akbar citing "personal reasons". Luton on Sunday has received reports that the "personal reasons" relate to one of his relatives overstaying their visa. Cllr Waheed told the Luton on Sunday:
I cannot make any comment because I have stepped down because of personal circumstances.
The fact that he "cannot make any comment" rather than won't make any comment would suggest that if Cllr Akbar's resignation does have anything to do with a relative overstaying their visa then he might have had more than a passing involvement with it.