Keith Vaz

MP, Leicester East

Leicester East Labour

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How Keith Vaz voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails

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Keith Vaz occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Police Reform 22 Jul 2014

    I welcome the Home Secretary’s statement, which is very much in keeping with the recommendations made by the Select Committee over a number of years. Through her, may I welcome the new Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims to his Front-Bench post? The Committee considered the case of the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell), a 30-second incident that has...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Pay 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average salary gap is between women and men in his Department.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Consultants 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of external consultants employed by her Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014 to date.

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Labour MP for Leicester East

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Yemen
  • Diabetes
  • Public Bodies
  • Public Appointments
  • Bonus Payments

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (8 Sep 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Home Affairs Committee (8 Aug 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Oct 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (17 May 1999 to 11 Oct 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 121 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 157 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 68 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1282 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from ITV, 11th Floor, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT, for appearing on ‘This Morning’ programme:
Fee for appearance on 27 August 2013. Hours: 15 mins, plus 2 hrs travel. (Registered 10 September 2013)
8. Land and Property
I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
I own a house in Leicester which is part rented.
11. Miscellaneous
I am invited from time to time into the directors’ box at Leicester City Football Club to watch matches. The annual value of this benefit is below registrable value.
Barrister (not practising).

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