MP Keith Vaz taken to hospital hours after facing six-month ban from the Commons

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz has been taken to hospital hours after being told he faces a six month suspension from the Commons.

The Labour MP has been treated for a serious mental health condition for the last three years as a result of the events in 2016.

A statement posted on Mr Vaz's website said: "He has today (28 October) been admitted to hospital and this office will not be making any further comments."

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A report published yesterday (28 October) by the House of Commons Committee on Standards states the Labour MP 'disregarded' the law.

It followed a Sunday Mirror report in 2016 which alleged Mr Vaz paid two men for sex and discussed with them the use of cocaine.

On his website the Labour MP denied the allegations.

The Committee recommended Mr Vaz be suspended from the House of Commons for six months.

If that suspension is approved, Mr Vaz would also face a recall petition which could lead to him losing his Leicester East seat.

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