Lord Nazir Ahmed resigned after reading the House of Lords committee report amid allegations that he took advantage of a weak woman
A peer who allegedly exploited a vulnerable woman resigned after a House of Lords report found he had violated the code of conduct
Lord Nazir Ahmed resigned as the House of Representatives made its first ever recommendation to expel a peer
The House of Representatives said that Lord Ahmed – who became a nobleman in life in 1998 – resigned after reading the contents of the Conduct Committee’s report
Posted on Tuesday, and found to have violated the code of conduct by “not acting in his personal honor”
The full contents cannot be disclosed for legal reasons, but an investigation focused on Lord Ahmed’s contact with a woman asking for his help in filing a complaint with the Metropolitan Police about a religious healer who she believed was financially and sexually exploiting men and women
In a statement issued by his attorney, the Rotherham-based fellow said he would launch a challenge against the report.
He said: “I am very disappointed with the conduct committee report which is based on a flawed and unfair investigation process.
“I have always said and insisted that the allegations in the report are not true
“Given this, I will now continue to pursue my appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to redress this injustice”
But the Conduct Committee, headed by former Supreme Court Justice Lord Mance, rejected the appeal and recommended his expulsion
Lord Ahmed, a real estate developer, joined the Labor Party as a teenager – but resigned in 2013 after being stopped by the party
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