Former MP Keith Vaz was named as the president of the constituency party he served for 32 years and the former chair of the Select Committee on Home Affairs was voted in as chair of the Leicester East Labour Party.
The disgraced politician told members that he was standing because there was turmoil in the local party and he wanted to sort it out.
Police are also investigating an allegation of assault at the meeting, although it’s unclear who was supposedly involved.
The police received a report of an assault at the Belgrave neighbourhood centre and additional investigations are being done into whether there has been any criminal aggression.
It was exposed how he offered male sex workers to buy cocaine while posing as Jim, an industrial washing machine salesman.
Mr Vaz received the longest ever ban imposed by parliament after a damaging report found he displayed a willingness to buy two prostitutes cocaine and it was more likely than not he had paid for sex and the explanation given by the former politician that he had amnesia and was unable to remember key events was not reliable and indeed ridiculous.
His punishment was doled out approximately three years after the embarrassment was exposed by the Sunday Mirror.
Mr Vaz is also a member of Labour’s ruling body, the national executive committee giving him an important position in the running of the party despite the embargo and it’s been said that Mr Vaz stood because the local party was failing to function and that the local party is in total turmoil and that some people had asked that Mr Vaz get involved.
Well, Mr Vaz does like a party, he’s got a track record for it! And it appears that now degenerates like to rule, and so Mr Vaz rules again, what a surprise but there’s no suggestion that Mr Vaz has personally broken any party rules.
And it’s been generally rumoured that the former MP would like to stand again at the next election and that his position as chair would give him a platform for this. He wants to get back to Westminster and the story is that now he’s ideally positioned.