Keith Vaz is of Goan Roman Catholic descent but in Leicester's political landscape it is his ethnicity, not professed faith, that counts. Of course, Vaz was groomed (an unfortunate word in the light of the revelations) by his fellow Leicester MP Greville Janner and their political/sexual paths are inextricably entwined. When Janner made his statement to the Commons, in the wake of the Frank Beckford trial, Vaz was one of those MPs who chose to "doughnut" him for the benefit of the TV cameras. The full details have never been made public but knowledge of Janner's and later Vaz's proclivities were commonplace in the city. The local police did nothing because the senior officers recognized raw political clout.This corruption (alleged) would have nothing to do with the former Leicester MP, the right dishonourable Keith Vaz MP?.
Leicester, along with an increasing number of English cities and towns, is now in a kind of limbo between the UK and the Indian Sub-Continent and the direction of travel is one way.