Naz Shah MP stands down from home affairs select committee

Bradford West MP Naz Shah has stood down from the Commons home affairs select committee as it launches a probe into anti-Jewish prejudice in British life.

Ms Shah has been suspended from the Labour Party pending the outcome of an internal investigation into social media posts she made before the last general election which have been branded anti-Semitic in tone.

Naz Shah attended the private session of the Committee today and she has informed me and the Committee that she wishes to stand aside from all her duties until current matters are resolved.

We have accepted her decision. She will not take part in any future matters concerning the Home Affairs Select Committee with immediate effect, until further notice.

The Committee will now proceed with its inquiry into anti-Semitism, and we will begin calling witnesses including the Community Security Trust, the Jewish Board of Deputies, Ken Livingstone, and the Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn and Angus Robertson.

– Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee