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Veteran British Lawmaker Keith Vaz Resigns From Parliament Amid Drug Scandal

Senior British MP Keith Vaz has announced that he is standing down from the Parliament, within weeks after he was…

By Chandrani Sarkar , in World , at November 12, 2019 Tags: , , , ,

Senior British MP Keith Vaz has announced that he is standing down from the Parliament, within weeks after he was condemned in a cocaine scandal. 

Keith Vaz was born in Yemen to Goan Parents, was first nominated for the Centra English City of Leicester in 1987. He will not stand in the forthcoming vote, said the veteran lawmaker on Sunday. 

Last month, the Parliamentary Watchdog has suggested suspending Mr. Vaz for around six months for he has expressed his willingness to purchase cocaine during an encounter with two male prostitutes.  

Sources reported in September 2016 that Mr. Vaz, disguised as an industrial washing machine salesman named Jim, invited the two male prostitutes at his flat and offered them to pay for cocaine for the use of another person. 

The Parliamentary Watchdog further recommended that the pair were there to discuss refurnishing the London flat was “ludicrous”. 

62-year-old Keith Vaz said at that tenure he had been treated for a critical mental health condition, as a result of the incident.