Welcome.

Thank you for visiting my website. Here you can find information about my local activities on behalf of the people of Leicester East as your MP and my work as Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. I welcome all comments and suggestions about issues in Leicester East. If you are a constituent and have a problem you think I may be able to help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can do this directly through the website, where you will also find details of my offices and how to book a surgery appointment.

With very best wishes,

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Opening of the Indian Visa Centre

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith officially opened the Indian Visa Centre on Monday 2 March 2015, which will now provide a full 5 days a week service, providing a range of services for customers across the East Midlands.

Meeting with students from Leicester at Westminster

Posted on February 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met with students from Rushey Mead School, Leicester at Westminster. Keith gave the students a few facts about history of Parliament and showed them around Wesminster Hall the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster.

Prime Minister Appears Before the Liaison Committee

Posted on February 26th, 2015 in Local News
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David Cameron, the Prime Minister, came before the Liaison Committee in the House of Commons to answer questions on Foreign Affairs and the Civil Service. Keith was among other Chairs of Select Committees asking questions. He raised the crisis in … Continue reading

Yemen Debated in the House of Commons

Posted on February 26th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 24th February, Keith led a full debate in the House of Commons on the political crisis in Yemen. Joined by many other Members of Parliament, he gave an impassioned plea for the United Kingdom and international community to … Continue reading

Meeting with Indian High Commissioner

Posted on February 25th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met the Indian High Commissioner Shri Ranjan Mathai, in Parliament on the 25th February 2015. At this meeting, the High Commissioner discussed the relationship between India and the United Kingdom. Topics raised included the new Indian Visa Services in … Continue reading

Celebration to honour Professor Nilesh Samani

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the Lohana Mahajan Centre in Leicester, for an event held in honour of Professor Nilesh Samani. Professor Samani was awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen, in the 2015 Honours List.

Leicestershire MPs raise concerns with cuts to the Leicestershire Fire Service

Posted on February 12th, 2015 in Local News
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In a joint letter, Leicestershire MPs across all political parties have written to the Combined Fire Authority, asking that alternative financial proposals can be put forward to avoid drastic cuts to our regional Fire Services. Those that signed the letter … Continue reading

Meeting with Duminda Dissanayake MP

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met with Duminda Dissanayake MP, current Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Irrigation, former Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and a Member of Parliament from Anuradhapura District.

Home Affairs Select Committee session on 10 February

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 10th February 2015 the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the work of the immigration directorates. The committee witnesses were: the Minister for Immigration and Security, James Brokenshire; the Director General of UK Visas and Immigration; Sarah … Continue reading

Attorney General Addresses FGM in Parliament

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 10th February, Keith raised the important issue of FGM with the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General in the House of Commons. The Solicitor-General, Robert Buckland MP, answered by assuring Keith that the Police and Crown Prosecution Service are taking the … Continue reading

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