leicester east Constituency Details

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CONSTITUENCY OVERVIEW

CONTROLLING PARTYLabour
ELECTORATE82,205 voters
AREA8 sq. miles


Leicester East is a UK parliament constituency that is represented in the House of Commons by Keith Vaz of the Labour party.

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.

CONSTITUENCY MP

Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz

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

MP DETAILS
AddressKeith Vaz MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Phone Number020 7219 4272
Political PartyLabour
Email Addresscasework@live.co.uk
ConstituencyLeicester East
GenderMale
Date of Birth26/11/1956
WebsiteWebsite
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2015 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

SHARE OF VOTES
23.0%
61.1%
2.6%
3.1 %
8.9%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Green Party
UKIP
ELECTION TURNOUT

Election turnout for the Leicester East constituency in 2015 was 63.70%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.

2015 CANDIDATES

Candidate Party Gender Date of Birth LinkedIn Website
Dave RavalLiberal DemocratMale-https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveraval-
Keith VazLabourMale26 November 1956 (61)-http://www.keithvazmp.com/
Kishan DevaniConservativeMale--http://www.kishandevani.co.uk/
Michael BarkerTrade Unionist and Socialist CoalitionMale---
Nimit JethwaGreenMale18 April 1984 (33)https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nimit-jethwa/26/9a4/7bbhttp://www.nimitjethwa.co.uk/
Susanna SteptoeUK Independence PartyFemale---
Tom DarwoodIndependentMale--http://www.afairhearing.com/

2010 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

SHARE OF VOTES
24.42%
53.76%
14.2%
%
%
1.53%
3.54%
1.51%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Scottish National
Plaid Cymru
Green Party
BNP
UKIP
2005 GENERAL ELECTION WINNERS
Labour
VOTE COUNTS
PartyVotesShare
 BNP1,7003.5%
 Conservative11,72224.4%
 Green7331.5%
 Labour25,80453.8%
 Liberal-Democrat6,81714.2%
 UK-Independence-Party7251.5%
 UPS4941%
TOTALS
Electorate72,986
Votes47,995
Turnout65.8%
2010 CANDIDATES
ConservativeHunt, Jane
LabourVaz, Keith
Liberal DemocratAsghar, Ali
GreenTaylor, Mo
BNPGilmore, Colin
UKIPRansome, Felicity
ELECTION TURNOUT

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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