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Labour's Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election


Mr Vaz, who has been MP for Leicester East for 32 years, said in a statement he was retiring from Parliament.

He said it had been "an honour and a privilege" to serve his constituency.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he had "made a substantial and significant contribution to public life".

Mr Vaz was suspended for six months after a scathing report by the Commons standards commission, which found he "disregarded" the law by "expressing a willingness" to help buy cocaine for male prostitutes.

He had been re-selected as Labour's candidate in Leicester East a few weeks before the ...


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