The MP attended his wedding in 2009, where other guests included former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
Mr Purdew is also godfather to one of Mr Vaz’s children, who is the Leicester East MP.
The politician also recently allowed Mr Purdew’s 19-year-old son to undertake ten days of work experience in his office.
Mr Vaz and Mr Purdew are understood to have been friends for more than 25-years and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing. “
OUTSIDE CHAMPNEYS: Jimmy Savile with Dorothy Purdew and Stephen Purdew
Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor at Champneys health spa in Henlow, first visiting in the 1960s. He became a close friend of the owners, Stephen Purdew and his mother Dorothy. When a new bedroom wing was opened in 1985 it was named after him.
Stephen Purdew said: “He was a very significant family friend loved by everyone.
“Many people in the Henlow area will have very fond memories of this great man. My mother and I will miss him dearly.”
Champneys Tring is a former Rothschild owned property.
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Purdew gave met commissioner who resigned a free 20 night stay