Keith Vaz MP Leicester East, Labour


  • Tel 020 7219 4605

  • Fax 020 7219 3922

  • Email:

  • Website: Keith Vaz website

  • Constituency address

    Casework Centre, 292 Victoria Road East, Leicester LE5 0LF United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Keith Vaz

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition Frontbench Spokesperson for the Environment 1992-97; Promoter Race Relations Remedies Act 1994; PPS: to John Morris as Attorney General 1997-99, to Solicitors General Lord Falconer of Thoroton 1997-98, Ross Cranston 1998-99; Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 1999; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for Europe) 1999-2001.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy; Liaison; Administration; Home Affairs.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Richmond and Barnes 1983 general election. Member for Leicester East 1987-2010, for Leicester East (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Education, legal services, local and regional government, race relations, urban policy, small businesses.
  • Party groups

    Labour Party Race Action Group: Chair 1983-2000, Patron 2000-; Chair, Unison Group 1990-99; Vice-chair, Tribune Group 1992; Labour Party Regional Executive 1994-96; Chair, National Ethnic Minority Taskforce 2006-; Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 2007-; Vice-chair, Women's, Race and Equality Committee; Trustee, Labour Party Pensions Regulator 2008-.
  • Countries of interest

    Bangladesh, India, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen.
  • International bodies

    Member, Executive Committee Inter-Parliamentary Union 1993-94; EU Ambassador for Year of Inter-Cultural Dialogue 2008.

Election record for Leicester East, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 53.63%
Conservative 24.36%
Liberal Democrat 14.17%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Vaz, Keith Labour 25,804 53.63
Hunt, Jane Conservative 11,722 24.36
Asghar, Ali Liberal Democrat 6,817 14.17
Gilmore, Colin British National Party 1,700 3.54
Taylor, Mo Green 733 1.53
Ransome, Felicity UK Independence Party 725 1.51
Sadiq, Avtar Unity 494 1.03
Majority 14,082 votes
Electorate 72,986
Turnout (48,120) 65.93%

Registered interests

Land and Property: I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.

Overseas benefits and gifts: On 28 December 2008 and 10 January 2009 my wife and children and I were upgraded on flights from London to Mumbai from standard class to business class and first class by Jet Airways. (Registered 14 January 2009) On 1 April and 14 April 2009 my wife, children and I were upgraded on return flights from London to Mumbai from economy class to business class by Jet Airways. (Registered 23 April 2009)

Overseas visits: 18-26 October 2008, to Goa, India, as part of a visit by the Leicester-India Football initiative. Local hospitality and travel was provided by the Goa FA. (I paid for my own flights and accommodation.) (Registered 30 October 2008)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): I am invited from time to time into the directors' box at Leicester City Football Club to watch matches.

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Barrister.

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