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UK Parliament standards watchdog to probe conduct of Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Britain’s parliamentary standards watchdog has opened an inquiry into the country’s longest-serving Asian MP Keith Vaz after he was embroiled in a sex scandal over allegations that he hired two male prostitutes and made references to drugs. The 59-year-old Labour politician has since resigned as chair of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. In an updated list of inquiries unveiled on Thursday, the Leicester East MP has been named by the UK’s Parliamentary Standards Commissioner as among those under investigation. However, commissioner Kathryn Hudson has suspended the inquiry until Scotland Yard confirms its own assessment on whether…

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