Lord Janner 'voted 203 times in House of Lords after dementia diagnosis'

Labour life peer Lord Greville Janner voted in the House of Lords 203 times after being diagnosed with dementia and giving power of attorney to his children, it has emerged.

Investigative website Exaro.com looked at public information published by Parliamentary offices to determine that Janner attended the House of Lords on 634 days and claimed £104,365 in allowances since handing over power of attorney for decisions over his health and welfare in April 2009.

Janner, 86, a former QC and Labour MP for Leicester West, has been investigated by Leicester police for sexual abuse over a period of 20 years of at least nine boys in his constituency.

Last month however Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Sanders said Janner was too ill to be prosecuted despite the Crown Prosecution Service admitting there was enough evidence to charge him on 22 counts of abuse.

According to the CPS Janner was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2009.

Janner stopped attending the House of Lords in December 2013. That month, police searched his north London home in connection with their investigation. He has been on leave of absence from the House since 2014 and was suspended from the Labour Party last month.

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