Keith Vaz entered the House of Commons in 1987 as a Member of Parliament (Labour) representing the constituency of Leicester East. He is Chairman of the Labour Race Action Group; Member, Home Affairs Select Cttee of the House of Commons, Secretary, Indo-British Parliamentary Group; Member, NUPE; Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Footwear & Leather Industries Group; Member, Standing Cttee. Immigration Bill 1987- 88, Legal Aid Bill 1988, Children Bill 1988-89, Football Spectator Bill 1989, National Health Service & Community Care Bill 1989- 90, Armed Service Bill 1990-91, Member, Advisory Board, Crime Concern, Director Skillshare Africa.
Keith Vaz got a First Class (Hons.) Law degree from Cambridge. He was born in Aden in 1956. He is married.