Keith Vaz wins in British polls

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London, May 7 (IANS) Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz held the Leicester East constituency for the Labour party in the British general election.

He defeated Conservative candidate Jane Hunt and Liberal Democrat candidate Ali Asghar.

Indian filmstar Sanjay Dutt had campaigned for Vaz in his constituency, that has a large population of South Asians, where he secured 53.8 percent of the vote. Vaz’s parents were from Goa and the family migrated to Britain from Yemen in 1965.

Keith has been a member of parliament for Leicester East since 1987. On July 26, 2007, Vaz was elected chairman of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee.

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