VIDEO: Public reaction on Mayor of Milton Keynes who personally recommended a convicted rapist be given a taxi licence

Friday’s revelation that Milton Keynes Council allowed a convicted rapist to become a taxi driver has sent shock waves through the city.

Mayor Subhan Shafiq personally recommended a man convicted of four sexual offences - including rape - should be given a licence.



The Citizen spoke to residents at a supermarket outside his ward where they gave their opinions on Mr Shafiq’s actions and whether those involved should remain councillors.

Mr Shafiq has stood down as Mayor, but he declined to apologise and said he would “obviously” continue as a councillor representing Monkston.

Chairman of the licensing committee, Stuart Burke and his vice-chair Gladstone McKenzie both resigned from their posts - but like Mr Shafiq say they will remain as councillors.

> What are your views on the scandal? Should the three men remain councillors?