You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Cooper replaces Keith Vaz as UK Parliament committee chief

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Britain's Opposition Labour party MP Yvette Cooper was today elected as chair of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee of

The former shadow home secretary replaces Keith Vaz, Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP, in the House of Commons post after he resigned last month amid a sex scandal over allegations involving male prostitutes.

The announcement was made in the Commons today by Speaker John Bercow.

He also announced the appointment of pro-Labour MP Hilary Benn as chair of the newly-formed Brexit Committee.

The high-profile appointments will give the two MPs new platforms from which to conduct politics and raise their profile after they decided not to back Labour party Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 22:22 IST