Cllr Ishmael Osamor "admitted three charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply and a fourth charge of possession in a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court last Friday."
I had no idea that this had being going on behind the scenes. His arrest was known before the selection process, but it seems Mum (Kate Osamor MP) managed to keep mum.
He remains a Councillor and keeps his job in mum's office in the Commons.
I couldn't find any mention in the Morning Star or The Canary, so please make do with this link.
***He finally decided to resign as a Haringey councillor at tonight's Labour Group meeting (Tues 30th)***
Wow. Councillors have been known to stand down over much more minor things. Takes a particularly cynical person to do what he did and stand in office.
I agree with you Kotkas. He, West Green Ward Branch and the Labour Group need to seriously consider his position and do it now.
Don't be ridiculous. I've been thinking that there should be a drug dealer representing West Green Ward for years. Perhaps he can help us deal with the Earl of Seven Sisters.
Why don't all our elected Councillors and MPs provide this thoughtful service to their electorates? We did vote for them after all and they will expect us to continue doing so.
He has quite a constitution if all that was for personal use. Maybe it was a bulk buy to keep him sorted till the next elections. I'm not sure he'll have had much momentum after all the ketamin tho.
Perhaps it was to get him through all those council meetings.
But.... hoovering up Cocaine and Bollie didnt stop Cameron and co getting elected i suppose. Mind you they were'nt forced to admit it in court.
Glad to see politics isnt changing that much.
He'll eventually have to resign as councillor. You can't have a convicted drug dealer as your local government representative.
I'm assuming he'll also lose his security clearance and therefore not be able to continue as a staffer in his mum's office in the Houses of Parliament.
All in all a very expensive festival.
He wasnt convicted of dealing.. they believed his fig leaf of personal use. Even in my heyday i wasnt capable of consuming all that at a festival.. but maybe i was just a light weight.
He'll have big Boris and his mates beating a path to his door for a little wiffwaff and a sniffter, once hes back at work. He'll be the 'go to man' at the commons and has really just raised his business profile.. county lines are over, too much publicity - bigger profits between the lines of the commons benches or council chamber.
He did not suggest personal use. His story was that he and his 'friends' were to use them.
He had intent to supply (to his friends). The fact that prosecutors believed he didn't intend to do this for financial gain is why he wasn't sent down. For the prosecutors to be so trusting, I imagine he was quite helpful in identifying exactly where and from whom he purchased the drugs.
Good job someone is reading more carefully than me, i wouldnt want the 'labour party' (Ha Ha Ha - this is the thread that just keeps giving).
Anyway, i wouldnt want the labour party to issue me an injuction. look what they did to John.
Shame the News Quiz has finished its run, i'm sure they'd have made hay with this.
Ok. My mistake. I interpreted "possession with intent to supply" as meaning dealing. It seems he's a pusher rather than a dealer. Either way, he doesn't seem to be the sort of person you want to have in a role that requires trustworthiness.
I'm much more concerned that he was selected as a Labour candidate while this was hanging over him than he and his friends know how to party. The drugs I can forgive, the lying, I cannot.