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.
This is a selection of Keith Vaz’s votes.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
44 votes for, 12 votes against, 37 absences, between 2008–2017
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 39 votes against, 15 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
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Keith Vaz has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were used to verify the TOEIC system for visa applications.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on (a) internal investigations, (b) court fees and (c) deportation in cases involving TOEIC students.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will review its policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a result of the decision by Saudi Arabia to initiate a full blockade of Yemen.
More of Keith Vaz’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Leicester East
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Topics of interest
Keith Vaz campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Constitutional Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Public Bodies
- Yemen: Overseas Aid
Currently held offices
- Member, International Trade Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2016)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2016)
- Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Home Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 13 Sep 2016)
- 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 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Keith Vaz’s speeches
- Has received answers to 244 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 39.58% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1502 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two flats in London: (i) and (ii). The second flat became registrable on 16 January 2017. (Updated 23 January 2017)
Until January 2017, house in Leicester: (i) and (until 12 December 2016
) (ii). (Updated 28 June 2016
, 12 December 2016 and 20 January 2017)
Barrister (not practising).
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