A Labour Councillor, Ishmael Osamor caught with a large amount of drugs at a music festival has resigned.
The 29-year-old had pleaded guilty to having £2,500-worth of drugs, at last year’s Bestival event in Dorset.
The Haringey councillor and son of a Labour MP apologised for the “unwanted attention” his case had brought.
Osamor was sentenced to a two-year community order and 20 days rehabilitation, last Friday.
The son of Shadow International Development Secretary Kate Osamor, was caught with ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and cannabis at the festival in August 2017, nine months before he was elected as a councillor.
In a statement to the council’s chief executive he said:
“It is with great regret that I am offering this as formal notice of my resignation as councillor, effective immediately.
“I would like to take the opportunity to apologise to the council, as I have to my ward colleagues and residents, for the unwelcome attention my case has brought to Haringey.”
Osamor resigned at a meeting of the council’s Labour group earlier after calls for him to quit.
Osamor is listed as being employed as a senior communication officer in his mother’s parliamentary office.