'Britain’s hottest politician’ sacked for missing key meeting while partying in Spain
Carl Casham has been disqualified from the Town Parish council in Knowsley because he gave a no-show at a key meeting while he was at the Benicassim music festival in Costa del Azahar, Spain.
Casham, however, says he was not dismissed, claiming he instead resigned from the position himself. “I resigned my seat because I had too many commitments and needed to focus my work on the people of Knowsley Village and Prescot as a borough councillor.
“It is difficult to stay on a Labour dominated council that ignores its residents and is so heavily biased towards one side of the township,” the young politician said, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The news comes less than 24 hours after Casham, who has a Master’s degree in philosophy from Liverpool University, posted a picture of himself on Instagram enjoying the beach with a pair of friends.
Casham still appears among the list of councilors on Knowsley Council’s website, but just above his office hours, there is a note saying that for “unforeseen circumstances this information may change.”
A vehement champion of the UK remaining in the EU, Casham once featured on a Facebook post named ‘Fit Councillors’.
Casham responded at the time, telling the Echo: “As flattering as this is, my efforts are focused on the people of Prescot and Knowsley.”
Benicassim, one of Europe’s largest festivals, runs between July 19-22, but tickets have already sold out for every day. It boasts thousands of revelers and enticing DJ line-ups every year, featuring a variety of music genres, including electronic and indie.
Headliners this year include The Killers, Liam Gallagher, and Bastille.
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