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Labour MP for Leicester East
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Keith Vaz voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. 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 very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
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, Bonus Payments, Immigration and Nationality Directorate
(based on written questions asked by Keith Vaz and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Company Law Reform Bill Committee (20 out of 22)
- Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Business of the House (16 May 2013)
“The Leader of the House will know that last Friday, at a Special Immigration Appeals Commission hearing, Abu Qatada made an offer to leave the country voluntarily if the treaty with Jordan was ratified by the Jordanians. Given that it has taken seven years and successive Home Secretaries to remove Abu Qatada, can he tell the House whether that offer has been accepted? When can the House have...”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: China (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision for biometric facilities there is in China for Chinese nationals applying for a visa to visit the UK.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: India (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the same-day business visa service for Indian nationals announced by the Prime Minister in February 2013 to be introduced.”
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- Has spoken in 106 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 250 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 51.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 63 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.
- 72 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Keith Vaz’s activity.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1144 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets for myself and my wife, for opening ceremony of the London Olympics, with no value given
Register last updated: 7 May 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)|