Monday 24 July 2017

MP gives belt to trouser-fall mayor

Keith Vaz MP has sent a belt to trouser-trouble mayor Colin Hall
Keith Vaz MP has sent a belt to trouser-trouble mayor Colin Hall

Labour MP Keith Vaz has sent a belt to a lord mayor whose trousers fell down during a visit to a local library.

Colin Hall, Lord Mayor of Leicester, suffered the embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on a visit to Southfields library in the city.

The mishap occurred because the mayor had gone on a diet and lost weight, it was reported.

He had not been wearing a belt at the time.

But Leicester East MP Mr Vaz, who has known the mayor since he was a teenager, sent him a black leather one afterwards, to help him avoid a repeat of the sartorial accident.

Mr Hall was a guest at a "Summer Showcase" organised by Global Education Leicester/Shire - a network which works with teachers and education institutions to promote understanding of global perspectives - when his trouser troubles struck.

He offered his "deepest apologies" for anyone who might have been offended when the clothing came loose and fell down at the event - which ended up showcasing far more than was intended.

A city council spokesman said: "The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Colin Hall, attended a function at a local library where he suffered an unfortunate problem with his trousers.

"He was not wearing a belt and the trousers came loose and fell.

"The Lord Mayor has offered his deepest apologies to those attending the event for any offence caused by the accident."

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