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Indian-origin politician Keith Vaz named as Labour MP of the Year

Nov 7, 2014 18:23 IST

Indian-origin British politician Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz known as Keith Vaz was on 6 November 2014 named as the Labour MP of the year 2014.

He was choosen for this award for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country.

Speaker of the house John Bercow announced the Patchwork Foundation MPs of the Year 2014 at Speakers House.  The awards were announced for those who have represented and worked with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities across the country.

About Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz is a British Labour Party politician and has been Member of Parliament for Leicester East since 1987. He is the longest-serving Asian MP and has been the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee since July 2007.

He was appointed as a member of the Privy Council in June 2006. He has been named among the most influential Asians in Britain.

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