Open main menu

Keith Vaz

British politician

Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, known as Keith Vaz, was born 26 November 1956 in Aden, Yemen to Indian parents. He moved to Twickenham, London during his childhood. He is the MP for Leicester South.


Keith Vaz

Official portrait of Keith Vaz.jpg
Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee
Assumed office
26 July 2007
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
David Cameron
Preceded byJohn Denham
Minister for Europe
In office
9 May 1999 – 11 June 2001
Preceded byGeoff Hoon
Succeeded byPeter Hain
Member of Parliament
for Leicester East
Assumed office
11 June 1987
Preceded byPeter Bruinvels
Majority14,082 (29.3%)
Personal details
Born (1956-11-26) 26 November 1956 (age 62)
Aden, Yemen
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge
OccupationMember of Parliament
Websitewww.keithvazmp.com

In 2007, Vaz was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. May and Vaz have diabetes