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  • KEITH VAZ MP INTERVIEW

    KEITH VAZ MP

    Just what sort of man is the Labour MP for Leicester East? Before he resigned in 1999 over the Hindujah affair, Keith Vaz was on the Westminster fast track. Some even spoke of him as a future Prime Minister. According to the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, he was ‘the most incredible networker I’ve ever seen.’ Private Eye called him ‘a plump and oily opportunist.’

    To those critics, Vaz remains ‘a chameleon’, ‘a charmer,’ and a junkie for the rich and famous,’ while admirers describe him as ‘unstuffy’, ‘imaginative’ and ‘hardworking and inspirational.’ Someone who does not readily conform to the traditional parliamentary mould, Vaz considers himself to be ‘a leading member, if not the leading member of the Asian community in this country.’