MP to report Keith Vaz to Commons Standards watchdog

MP to report Keith Vaz to Commons Standards watchdog

The Commons Standards watchdog is being urged to investigate Labour MP Keith Vaz over claims in the Sunday Mirror he paid for the services of male escorts.

The paper said the married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him last month at a flat he owns in London.

Tory Andrew Bridgen, who is to write to the commissioner, said he may also report the Home Affairs Committee chairman to the police.

Mr Vaz, 59, says he is referring the paper’s allegations to his solicitor.

The Leicester East MP has said it is “deeply disturbing that a national newspaper should have paid individuals to have acted in this way”.

Several newspapers have reported that Mr Vaz is to step down as committee chairman but he has not confirmed this, saying he will tell the committee his plans first on Tuesday.

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