London: Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz
has been re-elected to the influential position of chair of
the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.
Vaz previously held the same position in the committee
from 1987 to 1993 and from 2003 to 2010.
Of the 578 votes cast in the election to the Home
Affairs Committee, Vaz polled 336 while his rival and fellow
Labour MP Alun Michael got 242 votes.
Results of the election to the Home Affairs and other
Committees were announed by speaker John Berkow in the House
of Commons today.
Vaz, whose family has roots in Goa, is the senior-most
British MP of Asian origin.
In the May 6 election, his sister, Valerie Vaz, was
also elected on a Labour ticket.