Yvette Cooper to replace Keith Vaz on Home Affairs group

Yvette Cooper was elected as the new chairwoman of the Home Affairs committee Credit: PA

Labour's Yvette Cooper has been elected to replace Keith Vaz as the leader of the Home Affairs select committee.

Mr Vaz stepped down as chairman last month following a scandal over his alleged use of male escorts and has since been referred to the Commons standards watchdog.

Hillary Benn was also appointed as the chairman of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee.

The appointments were announced by the Commons Speaker John Bercow.