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Labour MP for Leicester East
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Keith Vaz voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Administration Committee (since 29 Oct 2012)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Nov 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Health, Constitutional Affairs, Trade and Industry
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Yemen, Diabetes, Public Bodies, Public Appointments, Bonus Payments
(based on written questions asked by Keith Vaz and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (1 out of 6)
- Company Law Reform Bill Committee (20 out of 22)
- Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“I begin by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for clearing the Order Paper today to allow Members to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. It shows the unique way in which the House views that great man, the great Madiba, that we should have these tributes. I am in the fortunate position of agreeing with everything that every other speaker has said, which I suppose is a feature of this important and historic...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration: Romania and Bulgaria (2 Dec 2013)
“Yesterday was the national day of Romania, celebrated in Bucharest, and also in White Hart Lane, where a young, talented Romanian, Vlad Chiriches, was man of the match. Is it still the Government’s position, as set out on the website in Bucharest, that we want Romanians to come to this country to live and work, provided that they do not claim benefits? How many members of the Government...”
- [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench business — Mental Health (Police Procedures) (28 Nov 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend, the hon. Member for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (James Morris) and the right hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow) on securing this debate. My hon. Friend will be pleased to know that, as a result of the work done by her and others, the Select Committee on Home Affairs will be looking into this issue, with a possible report next summer. Will my hon....”
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- Has spoken in 125 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 286 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 50.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 66 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") 1195 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,831 (83rd)||£20,787 (359th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,271||£20,795 (240th)||£20,049 (248th)||£19,260 (joint 344th with 1 other)||£15,549 (joint 283rd with 1 other)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£13 (joint 130th with 7 others)|
|Office running costs||£10,616 (573rd)||£26,308 (35th)||£20,616 (271st)||£19,451||£19,286 (joint 156th with 1 other)||£18,729 (323rd)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£28,639 (37th)|
|Staffing costs||£110,765 (10th)||£82,637 (479th)||£87,088 (192nd)||£84,624||£76,107 (118th)||£74,181 (58th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£24,671 (645th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,383 (180th)||£9,427 (240th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,354 (187th)1||£13,746 (110th)2||£9,358 (251st)||£7,756||£13,649 (191st)||£17,192 (90th)||£15,728 (125th)||£12,303 (130th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£530 (153rd)||£230 (joint 303rd with 2 others)||£834 (151st)||£483||£111 (418th)||£1,212 (129th)||£1,410 (joint 104th with 1 other)||£70 (joint 422nd with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£744 (155th)||£750 (154th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£48 (102nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,715 (74th)||£1,612 (joint 72nd with 1 other)||£1,533 (153rd)||£1,877||£2,097 (103rd)||£3,515 (20th)||£6,365 (3rd)||£3,514 (11th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,484 (joint 102nd with 1 other)||£5,578 (118th)||£5,280||£4,607 (157th)||£18,894 (6th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,329 (joint 150th with 1 other)||£1,118 (joint 220th with 5 others)||£1,721||£1,721 (506th)||£1,721 (497th)||£1,721 (469th)||£0|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£8,772 (10th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£173,937 (45th)||£161,358 (81st)||£148,235 (115th)||£142,463||£138,373 (78th)||£164,265 (2nd)||£128,314 (41st)||£84,759 (416th)|