Keith Vaz

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Born Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz
Aden Colony
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Children 2
Relatives • Valerie Vaz
• Penny McConnell
Spouse Maria Fernandes
Party Labour
Dramatically snared while chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Employment.png Chair of the Home Affairs Committee

In office
26 July 2007 - 6 September 2016
Resigned after being caught in a sting operation.

Employment.png Minister of State for Europe Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
9 May 1999 - 11 June 2001
Succeeded by Peter Hain

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Leicester East

In office
11 June 1987 - Present

Keith Vaz was dubbed 'Mr. Vazeline' and the "ultimate “Teflon” politician",[1] due to his ability to slip loose from scandal.



Chair of the Home Affairs Committee

As Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, he was responsible for the investigation[Which?] into the VIPaedophile child abuse rings. After a sting operation involving male prostitutes and cocaine, he resigned as chair, after 2 days of criticism, on 6 September 2016. He did not deny the accusations.[2]