Keith Vaz

MP, Leicester East

Leicester East Labour

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How Keith Vaz voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Keith Vaz occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 25 Nov 2014

    House of Commons Governance: House of Commons Governance. 4:30 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments; The Right Hon. the Lord Laming CBE DL and The Rt Hon. the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon; Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Mr Barry Sheerman MP and Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP
  • Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures 19 Nov 2014

    I thank the shadow Home Secretary, my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), for giving the House this opportunity to discuss the European arrest warrant. I know that others claim we discussed it last week, but frankly the proceedings then were totally shambolic. Bearing in mind the fact that the Home Affairs Committee published its report on...
  • Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures 19 Nov 2014

    I was just about to say that. I do not want this to sound like self-congratulation—[Hon. Members: “Oh yes you do!”] Oh, all right—I do! I concede that point. To have united the three Chairs of the Select Committees and all their members, given their different politics and personalities, is a unique achievement for any Government. I am minded to join those on the two...

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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
  • India
  • Public Appointments

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)

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)

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  • Has spoken in 115 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 132 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 51.93% 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.
  • 99 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Keith Vaz’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1291 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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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