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The Leicester East constituency has a total population of 109,422, of which 82,205 are eligible (18+) to vote (75.1%).
Leicester East ranks 556th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 98th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz (born 26 November 1956) is a British Labour Party politician who, as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester East since the 1987 general election, is the British Parliament's longest-serving British Asian MP.
Vaz served as the Minister for Europe between October 1999 and June 2001. He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in June 2006. He was Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee from July 2007, but resigned from this role on 6 September 2016 after allegations about his private life were published by the Sunday Mirror. At the end of October 2016, Vaz was appointed to the Justice Select Committee; a parliamentary vote to block this development was defeated.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Vaz
Election turnout for the Leicester East constituency in 2015 was 63.70%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Dave Raval||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveraval||-|
|Keith Vaz||Labour||Male||26 November 1956 (66)||-||http://www.keithvazmp.com/|
|Michael Barker||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||Male||-||-||-|
|Nimit Jethwa||Green||Male||18 April 1984 (38)||https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nimit-jethwa/26/9a4/7bb||http://www.nimitjethwa.co.uk/|
|Susanna Steptoe||UK Independence Party||Female||-||-||-|
|Liberal Democrat||Asghar, Ali|
Election turnout for the Leicester East constituency in 2010 was 65.8%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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