Disgraced Keith Vaz lobbies bank boss over friend’s £11million debt despite Commons guidelines
The MP’s staff had previously told Mr Vaz’s friend that he was unable to get involved as he was not the constituency MP
19 NOV 2016
Keith Vaz ignored Commons guidelines to intervene on behalf of a friend who did not live in his constituency.
Yet Vaz ’s staff had previously told a business partner locked in a bitter dispute with the friend that he was unable to get involved as he was not that man’s MP.
On Commons paper, the then-Home Affairs Committee chair asked Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester to look into an £11million debt owed by the partnership – which also has an address outside the constituency – but the dispute was none of his committee’s business either.
He should instead have been referred to his own MP – a protocol Vaz’s…
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