Keith Vaz

MP, Leicester East

Leicester East Labour

Keith Vaz’s voting in Parliament

Keith Vaz is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Keith Vaz sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Keith Vaz generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Keith Vaz occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Syria Crisis: UK Response 8 Feb 2016

    May I join other Members in commending the Secretary of State for the success of the donor conference but remind her that, as with the Yemen donor conference six years ago, it is not the pledges but the paying of the money that matters? In that case, only 10% has been paid so far. The key local country is Turkey, to which the EU has pledged €3 billion to deal with this crisis. Has that...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Syrian Refugee Resettlement 8 Feb 2016

    I commend the Minister on being the first Home Office Minister in living memory to set a target for resettlement and meet that target. However, there are still another 19,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled before the next election, and the number of other asylum seekers has risen from 9,000 to 17,000. Where are we going to find that accommodation?
  • Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations: Yemen 4 Feb 2016

    I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend on his promotion to the Front Bench. I was very moved by the case that was raised by the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss). Bearing in mind what she said, does my hon. Friend agree that we should think very carefully about sending people back to Yemen when they have committed no criminal offences, but are here legitimately, and would be...

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Labour MP for Leicester East

Entered the 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
  • Diabetes
  • Yemen
  • India
  • Public Bodies
  • Public Appointments

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (29 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (26 Jul 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (25 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (11 Oct 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (17 May 1999 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 26 Oct 1992)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 94 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 83 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.82% 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.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Keith Vaz’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1382 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: London College of Accountancy Ltd
Address of donor: 19 Charterhouse Street, London EC1N 6RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 03914791

(Registered 06 March 2015)
Name of donor: Braunstone Limited
Address of donor: Suite 402a, 1 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 17 April 2015

Date accepted: 23 April 2015

Donor status: company, registration 450836

(Registered 01 June 2015)
Name of donor: Metro Living Ltd
Address of donor: Wesllesley House, Duke of Wellington Avenue, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 23 April 2015

Date accepted: 5 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06413329

(Registered 01 June 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office; (i)
Flat in London: (i) and (ii)
House in Leicester: (i)
8. Miscellaneous
I own two season tickets for Leicester City Football Club (updated 2 June 2015). However, I am invited from time to time into the directors’ box to watch matches. The annual value of this benefit is below registrable value. (Updated 1 December 2014)
Barrister (not practising).

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