House of Lords deputy speaker resigns in drugs-prostitution scandal

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes.

Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza said he had also quit as chairman of the Lords privileges and conduct committee in the wake of the Sun on Sunday’s story. …

As chairman of committees, the crossbench peer also chaired the privileges and conduct committee, and was responsible for enforcing standards in the Lords.