Keith Vaz, one of the more controversial Labour MPs, is facing a strong challenge for the chairmanship of the influential House of Commons home affairs committee.The MP is being challenged by a former home affairs minister – the equally forthright Fiona Mactaggart. MP for Slough, and a doughty campaigner on human rights, civil liberties and race equality with strong views about prostitution -linking it to people trafficking and comparing the men who used prostitutes as little more than child abusers.
The battle seems to have divided MPs – all of whom have a vote including ministers and shadow ministers – at next Wednesday’s elections.
The divide can be shown by the list of people nominating each candidate – which has to include political opponents – as well as people of their own party.
Vaz has been backed on the Labour side by Sir Gerald Kaufman, Jo Cox, Chris Evans…
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