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.
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 39 votes against, 15 absences, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2016
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
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Keith Vaz has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
Diabetes Inpatient Care Bill - 2nd reading – Keith Vaz.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she last observed proceedings at a First-tier Immigration Tribunal.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK service personnel are embedded with or seconded to the national armed forces of other countries in the coalition participating in Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.
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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
- Public Appointments
Currently held offices
- Member, Justice Committee (since 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2016)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2016)
- 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 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Keith Vaz’s speeches
- Has received answers to 204 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 52.73% 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") 1480 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Feb 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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