Keith Vaz

Leicester East Labour

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How Keith Vaz voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Keith Vaz occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petition — Humberstone Heights Golf Course (Leicester) 9 Apr 2014

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of a number of my constituents concerning the proposals of the city council to close Humberstone Heights golf course in Leicester. Some 1,800 people have signed the petition—[Interruption.]
  • Petition — Humberstone Heights Golf Course (Leicester) 9 Apr 2014

    Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wish to present a petition on behalf of a number of residents of Leicester concerning the proposal to close Humberstone Heights golf club in Humberstone. I was there last Saturday and, as you have correctly said, it is much quieter on a golf course than it is in the Chamber of the House of Commons. I accepted a petition that had been led by Mr Mark...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Union Powers (Repatriation) 8 Apr 2014

    No Foreign Office Ministers were present during yesterday’s debate on European matters, so will the Minister for Europe comment on the presidency text, which suggested that we would have to make a decision by June of this year as to what parts of the justice and home affairs opt-out we will opt into?

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Labour MP for Leicester East


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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 126 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 226 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 51.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 67 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") 1246 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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 25 March 2013. Hours: 15 mins, plus 2 hrs’ travel. (Registered 9 April 2013)
Fee for appearance on 27 August 2013. Hours: 15 mins, plus 2 hrs travel. (Registered 10 September 2013)
Fee of £400 from the Sunday Express, the Northern & Shell Building, Number 10, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6EN, for an article. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 4 April 2013)
Fee of £1,000 received in April 2013 for article published in the Mail on Sunday on 16 December 2007. Address of payer: Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry St, London W8 5TT. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 April 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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