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Sewel: UK Peer resigns from House of Lords over drugs allegations


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Sewel: UK Peer resigns from House of Lords over drugs allegations

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The fall-out continues from the latest high-level sex scandal in the UK.

Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking cocaine with prostitutes.

A newspaper ran the footage appearing to feature the peer snorting powder from a woman’s breasts.

“I am slightly frustrated that it has taken so long for him to acknowledge that damage and, frankly, to do what was inevitable from the beginning.” said Baroness Helene Hayman, a Labour peer.

Calls for House of Lords reform?

Lord Sewel was Chairman of the House of Lords ethics committee.

The fuss has ignited calls from some for the institution to be reformed.

Criminal investigation

A criminal investigation is underway into what police say are “allegations of drug-related offences involving a member of the House of Lords.”

An address in Central London believed to be connected to the peer has been searched.

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