MP Keith Vaz steps down after alleged sex scandal with two male prostitutes
THE MP has announced his resignation as chairman of the select committee which probes vice and drugs.
LABOUR politician Keith Vaz has been caught up in a sex scandal with male prostitutes, it was reported today.
married former Minister for Europe had a late night meeting with two
escorts eight days ago in his London flat, it is alleged.
then Vaz, 59, has announced his resignation as chairman of a powerful
Commons group probing vice and drugs, said last night he was taking
Our sister paper, the Sunday Mirror, reported that
Vaz told one of the eastern European escorts: “We need to get this party
The married father of two is one of the most influential MPs
in the Commons and was overseeing the biggest shake-up of Britain’s
prostitution laws in a generation.
It is alleged that he paid the
escorts in cash and money was also paid into a bank account used by one
of the prostitutes by a man linked to a charity set up by the MP.
he was chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Vaz said he was “not
convinced” that men who pay for sex should face prosecution.
It is claimed his alleged encounter took place in a flat he owns near his family home in London.
night, Vaz said: “I have referred these allegations to my solicitor
Mark Stephens, of Howard Kennedy, who will consider them carefully and
advise me on what is published.”
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