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Keith Vaz

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Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee
Assumed office
26 July 2007
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
David Cameron
Preceded by John Denham
Minister for Europe
In office
9 May 1999 – 11 June 2001
Preceded by Geoff Hoon
Succeeded by Peter Hain
Member of Parliament
for Leicester East
Assumed office
11 June 1987
Preceded by Peter Bruinvels
Majority 14,082 (29.3%)
Personal details
Born 26 November 1956 (1956-11-26) (age 63)
Aden, Yemen
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Occupation Member of Parliament
Website www.keithvazmp.com

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.

In 2007, Vaz was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.


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