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Labour MP of UK’s ‘Little India’ faces criminal charge for harassment

Claudia Webbe, whose candidature in Leicester East in the December 2019 election generated much resentment in the party, was charged with harassment against a woman and now faces a trial.
Claudia Webbe was nominated for the Leicester East seat, represented since 1987 by Indian-origin veteran Keith Vaz.(Claudia Webbe/Twiiter)
Claudia Webbe was nominated for the Leicester East seat, represented since 1987 by Indian-origin veteran Keith Vaz.(Claudia Webbe/Twiiter)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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After Dec 12 election, Britain’s new House of Commons likely to see more Indian-origin MPs

The 2017 election saw a record 12 Indian-origin MPs elected (seven Labour and five Conservative), but with the Conservative Party nominating candidates from the community in two of its strongholds, the number is likely to rise to at least 14.
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Mishra, Mohindra tipped to win Dec 12 polls, boost number of UK Indian MPs

The 2017 election saw the election of 12 MPs of Indian origin from Conservative and Labour parties, up from one in 1987, when Keith Vaz was elected from Leicester East. The December 12 election is likely to see an increase in the number.
Labour’s Navendu Mishra (left); Conservative Gagan Mohindra (right), are likely to win the December 12 election and join the growing number of British Indian MPs in the House of Commons.(SOURCED PHOTOS.)
Labour’s Navendu Mishra (left); Conservative Gagan Mohindra (right), are likely to win the December 12 election and join the growing number of British Indian MPs in the House of Commons.(SOURCED PHOTOS.)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 08:20 PM IST
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Keith Vaz, longest-serving British Indian MP, retires after 32 years

Keith Vaz announced his retirement amidst questions about his candidature for the December 12 election and his role in a drugs and sex row.
Keith Vaz was first elected to the House of Commons in 1987 and went on to win eight subsequent elections.(Reuters file photo)
Keith Vaz was first elected to the House of Commons in 1987 and went on to win eight subsequent elections.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz suspended for 6 months

The suspension period of six months is the longest ever imposed on any MP in British parliamentary history.
Senior Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz was on Thursday suspended for a period of six months.(Reuters Image)
Senior Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz was on Thursday suspended for a period of six months.(Reuters Image)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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Keith Vaz indicted in escorts-drugs row, faces suspension

Vaz, 62, was the chairman of the influential Home Affairs Committee when the scandal emerged in tabloid Sunday Mirror. He resigned after questions about conflict of interest about the work of the committee and issues that figured in the sting operation.
The watchdog said in its report that Vaz’s claim that he had met the men to discuss the redecoration of his flat was “ludicrous”.(File photo)
The watchdog said in its report that Vaz’s claim that he had met the men to discuss the redecoration of his flat was “ludicrous”.(File photo)
Published on Oct 28, 2019 09:14 PM IST
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Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz accused of bullying parliament clerk in UK

Jenny McCullough, who was the clerk to the influential home affairs committee, alleged that Keith Vaz harangued her and told her she was poor at her job because “she was not a mother”.
Keith Vaz resigned from the committee in 2016 following a sting operation by a tabloid into his alleged hiring of male prostitutes.(File Photo)
Keith Vaz resigned from the committee in 2016 following a sting operation by a tabloid into his alleged hiring of male prostitutes.(File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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