Investigation Finds Keith Vaz’s Bullying Behaviour to Have Been “Hostile, Sustained, Harmful and Unworthy of a Member of Parliament”

The long-awaited report into Keith Vaz’s behaviour has found that his misconduct “represented sustained and unpleasant bullying, with a real and enduring psychological impact”, concluding:

“The Respondent’s conduct deserves a clear and formal reprimand, which we now pronounce. The Respondent’s conduct to the complainant was hostile, sustained, harmful and unworthy of a Member of Parliament. He should be ashamed of his behaviour.”

The investigation finds Vaz engaged in a number of behaviour breaches, including:

  • Inappropriate anger
  • Inappropriately loud and aggressive speech to the Complainant
  • Using foul language
  • Demeaning references to the Complainant in front of others
  • Inappropriate instructions (such as requiring her to perform like a “tour guide” in front of the visiting party in a bus in Washington)
  • Overly demanding behaviour, such as requiring the Complainant to attend breakfast with the Respondent whilst away on trips
  • Requiring the Complainant to take photographs of landmarks for the private use of the Respondent.

No doubt Keith won’t be deterred in his efforts to return as Leicester East’s MP…

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