I have just found out that Ray Lewis has tendered his resignation to the Mayor who has accepted it. It turns out that although he passed the recruitment process, he never served as a magistrate, it also looks as though he wasn’t completely straight with the Mayor about his CV.
Boris said “When pressed with a string of unsubstantiated allegations my instinct was to fight and fight hard for Ray. I still hope that he can clear his name. I cannot deny however that my confidence in Ray was shaken by the discovery today that he is not a fully fledged Justice of the Peace and I cannot deny that to be misled on this issue made it harder for me to give Ray the backing necessary to continue in his role as Deputy Mayor.”
This is a very sad thing to have happened. Ray has transformed the lives of many young people for the better, his record is self evident, however in the goldfish bowl of British politics it isn’t worth trying to pull the wool.