The vice-chairman of a council committee that allowed a convicted rapist to work as a city taxi driver has accepted responsibility for his actions.
Councillor Gladstone McKenzie last week resigned over the sexual offences scandal that has rocked Milton Keynes Council - but he will stay on as a councillor representing Bletchley Park.
Mr McKenzie, who has so far refused to speak to the press, wrote a letter of resignation from his position on the licensing committee.
It said: “I believe that I made a serious error of judgement on making a decision for a taxi license to be retained by an individual who had committed a series of serious offences.
“I was part of a committee that reached that conclusion and accept responsibility for my part in that decision.
“I therefore feel I can no longer serve on that committee.”
On Friday it emerged the city’s mayor Subhan Shafiq personally recommended that a man convicted of four sexual offences including rape should become a taxi driver.
The mayor, who resigned from his post over the scandal, will remain a councillor - but unlike Mr McKenzie, he has declined to apologise.
Chairman of the licensing committee, Stuart Burke, also left his role over the issue.
Mr McKenzie added: “It is with deepest regret that I made this error after many years of service to community. I offer my sincerest and most heartfelt apologies.
“I hope to continue my many years of hard work and service to my community in the future.”