A leading district councillor in the UK has paid the ultimate price for his actions after he announced his resignation this week.
The councillor Nick Harrington, of Warwick District Council, vacated his role on Wednesday after he posted some unsavoury comments regarding the Irish people during Saturday night’s Eurovision sing contest.
Mr Harrington who caused stir on Twitter after calling the Irish people a bunch of gypsies, openly vacated his position this week even though he was suspended by the Conservative group for six months, over the weekend.
The conservative councillor who voiced his remarks after the UK were awarded no points from Ireland during Saturday’s contest, also quit his role as a magistrate and has since deleted his Twitter account.
Speaking about Mr Harrington’s resignation, Andrew Mobbs, leader of Warwick District Council, said Mr Harrington had resigned as ward councillor for Stoneleigh and Cubbington, and we understand that he has also stood down from Weston Under Wetherley parish council.
Mr Mobbs also apologised on the behalf of Mr Harrington saying his remarks were completely inappropriate and deeply offensive.