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

Tree Planting ceremony

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the Tree Planting ceremony in memory of Cynthia Bunton who was a local campaigner in Humberstone Village.  The ceremony took place at Monk Rest Gardens, Cynthia’s favourite park.

World Aids Week 21-28 November 2015

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended  the Halve it Campaign – to highlight HIV testing to make it easier to access and available in a variety of letting in the NHS, HIV Charities and patient Groups. Ensuring that people are diagnosed with HIV quicker … Continue reading

Letter to the Prime Minister on Syria

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Syria made in the House of Commons on 26 November, Keith wrote to David Cameron to urge him to engage with the Muslim community on the UK’s involvement in the country. Keith wrote that he … Continue reading

Barclays Bank Branch (Woodhill) Leicester

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News

Keith presented a Petition in September 2015 in the House of Commons regarding the closure of Barclays Bank Branch on Woodhill, Leicester. Below are the Observations of the HM Treasury Department in response to the Petition.   Observations from The Economic … Continue reading

Letter from Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith had written earlier in November to the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize laureates to congratulate them for their work and achievements. The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia had been rewarded for helping the country’s transition to democracy in the aftermath … Continue reading

APPG for Diabetes Roundtable Meeting with Doctors

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

Keith chaired a highly productive All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes meeting with over a dozen GPs and consultants on Wednesday 25th November 2015. The discussion focused on some of the issues present in diabetes care across the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee Session on Counter Terrorism and Migration

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 24th November the Home Affairs Select Committee held an evidence session on counter-terrorism and migration. The witnesses giving evidence were Mark Rowley, Head of Counter-Terrorism at the Metropolitan Police; John Hayes MP, the Security Minister and Charles Farr, Director … Continue reading

Keith Meets Counterpart in Italian Parliament Mario Marazziti

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

Keith met with Italian MP Mario Marazziti, Co-Chair of Italian Parliamentary Committee for Migrants, on Monday 23rd November. As the Co-Chair of a Committee with a similar remit to the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith and Mr Marazziti discussed a … Continue reading

Smart Borders Conference 2015

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 23rd November, Keith attended and spoke at the ‘Smart Borders Conference’, an event to discuss issues and best practice related to immigration policy, border controls and associated technology. In his speech, Keith raised the importance of counter-terrorism and … Continue reading

Peace Vigil at Masjid Al-Husayn

Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended a candlelight vigil held at Masjid Al-Husayn Mosque on Friday 20 November to commemorate and remember the innocent lives lost on Friday 13 November in the Paris terror attacks.

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