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How is the Midlands dealing with the Brexit vote? That's one of the questions discussed by our panel of politicians on this month's Central Lobby. Alison Mackenzie and her guests Anna Soubry MP, Jonathan Ashworth MP and liberal democrat councillor Michael Mullaney take part in lively debate. They also consider whether the ban on new Grammar schools should be lifted and also talk about the decision by Derbyshire based Sports Direct to end zero hours contracts for retail staff.
Could there be a Tory revolt over the Prime Minister's plans to lift the ban on new grammar schools? Anna Soubry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe certainly doesn't sound too keen on the idea. Watch the rest of the debate on Central Lobby 10:40pm tonight.
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Labour leader said Keith Vaz's position on the party's main policy-making body will be discussed following allegations around male escorts.Read the full story ›
He said: "I told the Committee today of my decision to stand aside immediately from Committee business, and my intention to resign."Read the full story ›
Keith Vaz will face MPs on the Home Affairs committee to discuss his future as its chairman after becoming embroiled in an escorts scandal.Read the full story ›
Keith Vaz has returned to work in the House of Commons less than 24 hours after claims he paid two male escorts for sex.
Carrying on as if nothing had happened, the Labour MP arrived in the chamber around 15 minutes into Home Office question time taking his usual seat on the backbench.
He asked a question to Home Secretary Amber Rudd and later about the UK's plans to help with the humanitarian situation in Yemen - which is where he was born.
While Mr Vaz appeared calm and made no mention of any issues surrounding him when he spoke in the House of Commons, his MP sister's face told a different story.
Vaz, a married father-of-two, is facing a possible investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards after the male escort story appeared in the Sunday Mirror.
He indicated he will stand aside as chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee at a meeting on Tuesday.
It comes after he publicly apologised to his wife and children for the "hurt and distress" he caused them.
People must be able to have "confidence" in their politicians, Theresa May has said in response to the allegations surrounding Keith Vaz.
The Prime Minister said MPs have a duty to their constituents but stressed that decisions on his future were a matter for Mr Vaz.
What Keith does is for Keith and any decisions he wishes to make are for him.
But I think overall what people look for is confidence in their politicians.
Asked if Leicester East MP Keith Vaz Vaz should quit as chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, committee member Chuka Umunna told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme:
I think we need to hear from Keith first and we are going to be meeting with him tomorrow.
I don't want to say more than that, other than to say when you see things like this plastered across the front pages ... you just feel terribly for his family. I've met his children and I can't imagine what the family are going through.
I think we need to hear from him first and then we can decide with him the best way to move forward.
Mr Umunna said the committee members would need to "collectively come to a view" on Mr Vaz's position when they meet on Tuesday.