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.

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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Migration crisis in Calais

Posted on July 6th, 2015 in Local News

On Saturday 4 July, Keith visited Calais to see how the illegal immigration situation there has changed since his last visit in December, particularly in light of the recent strikes. He met with Philippe Mignonet, Deputy Mayor of Calais, to … Continue reading

Keith Declares Support for Yvette Cooper in Labour Leadership Contest

Posted on July 6th, 2015 in Local News

Keith has declared his support for Yvette Cooper in the Labour Party Leadership contest. He has announced his support in an article published by the New Statesman.   Upon making the announcement, he said:   “Yvette is the stand out … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 3rd July 2015

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 3rd July 2015:   – 505 Cases taken up – 1146 Visitors to Casework Centre – 22 Surgeries Held – 58.5 hours of Surgeries – 71 Cases referred to other MPs – 449 Cases referred … Continue reading

Launch of On-line Integrated Services (OIS)

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News

Keith officially opened the On-line Integrated Solutions (OIS)  specialist in visa and passport applications for Nigeria and other African countries. The event was held at the Peepul Enterprise, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester . OIS will provide a weekly service every Friday from 10am-4pm … Continue reading

Tragic Death of Michael Jeeves

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News

On Friday, Michael Jeeves, 57, a respected and valued Leicester city council officer died after being involved in a collision with a bus. Keith has paid tribute to Michael Jeeves: “This is a tragedy, and I offer my deepest sympathies … Continue reading

The Ethnic Minority Pay Gap

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Local News

During questions on 2nd July 2015 to the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, Keith highlighted the pay gap between women from a Pakistani, Bangladeshi and African background, compared to other groups. Keith … Continue reading

Forced Marriages Raised in the House of Commons

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 2nd July, Keith raised the issue of forced marriages with the Solicitor General, during questions to the Attorney General in the House of Commons. Keith demonstrated that of the 1,267 cases taken up by the Home Office forced marriage … Continue reading

Tragic Deaths in Tunisia Raised with the Prime Minister

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 29th June, during the Prime Ministers statement in the House of Commons on the terrorist attack in Tunisia, Keith contributed to discussions on long-term solutions to the underlying problem. Keith asked the Prime Minister: “Two and a half … Continue reading

Visit to Tiburtina migrant camp in Rome

Posted on July 1st, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 30 June, Keith travelled to Rome on a fact-finding mission regarding the refugee crisis facing the EU. Keith visited the migrant camp at Tiburtina Railway Station where he spoke to migrants about their journeys, the countries they hoped … Continue reading

Parking issue on Sandhills Avenue/Columbine Road, Hamilton

Posted on June 29th, 2015 in Local News

Keith and Local Councillors Rashmikant Joshi, Vi Dempster, Gurinder Sandhu met with the residents of Sandhills Avenue and Columbine Road to discuss the parking issues along the road.      

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