Corbyn: Labour NEC meeting next week to discuss Keith Vaz's future

Jeremy Corbyn previously said the Keith Vaz allegations were 'a private matter'. Credit: Pool

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Keith Vaz's position on the party's main policy-making body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), will be discussed at a meeting next week.

When asked by ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship about Mr Vaz's role on the NEC following newspaper allegations that the Labour MP paid for male escorts, Mr Corbyn said the matter would be "partly decided" by Mr Vaz along with the committee.

Vaz resigned as Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee but earlier he said that he will not resign from the NEC.

When Mr Corbyn was challenged about why he had not suspended Mr Vaz from the NEC, as he did when he removed Ken Livingstone during an anti-semitism row for 'bringing the party into disrepute', Mr Corbyn said he "needed to look at the allegations first".