Thursday, May 14, 2015

BBC: Lord Janner's House of Lords voting record questioned

Lord Janner, pictured here with former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been
suspended by the Labour Party
Claims Lord Janner voted 200 times in the House of Lords despite granting power of attorney to his children show he is fit to stand trial, a leading child abuse lawyer has said.

The CPS deemed the 86-year-old Labour peer unfit to be tried over child sex abuse allegations last month due to the severity of his dementia.

Records show he voted 203 times between May 2009 and November 2013.

Exaro news agency reported he granted power of attorney in April 2009.

Association of Child Abuse Lawyers president Peter Garsden, who is representing six alleged victims, said there appeared to be a "conflict of evidence".  (more...)

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