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Candidate

  Keith Vaz
Leicester East
Minister for Europe

Elected in 2001? 
Personal details
Married April 3, 1993, Maria Fernandes
1 son, 1 daughter.

Education
St Joseph's Convent, AdenLatymer Upper School, Hammersmith
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA 1979, MA 1987, MCFI 1988)College of Law, London.

Non-political career
Articled clerk, Richmond Council 1980-82
Solicitor 1982
Senior solicitor, Islington LBC 1982-85
Solicitor: Highfields and Belgrave Law Centre 1985-87
North Leicester Advice Centre 1986-87.

Key posts
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for Europe).

Electoral history
Contested Richmond and Barnes 1983 general election. Contested Surrey West European Parliament election 1984. Member for Leicester East since June 1987.

Political career
PPS to: John Morris as Attorney General 1997-99
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-. Spokesman: Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: The Environment 1992-97.

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