Vaz had been the long-serving chairman of the home affairs committee, but stepped down amid claims of a conflict of interest given the committee’s review into vice laws at the time of the allegations. Parliament’s sleaze watchdog is continuing to investigate Vaz.
Bridgen had said:
“I don’t think he’s fit to be on that committee. He only resigned from the Home Affairs select committee eight weeks ago. It’s completely inappropriate.
“He is still under investigation, it will bring Parliament into disrepute.”
Places on committees are typically allotted by party.
After details emerged of the vote, which saw Vaz and fellow Labour MP Kate Green given the two vacant places on the committee, commentators on social media reacted with fury.
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