Monthly Archives: December 2013

Home Affairs Select Committee Publishes Drugs Report

The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, has published a follow up report into drugs. The report focuses on the dangers of psychoactive substances and prescription drugs. A online version can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmhaff/819/81902.htm

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Keith congratulates X-Factor winner Sam Bailey on her victory

Keith has congratulated Sam Bailey on her victory in this year’s X-Factor competition, at the Foxes match with Manchester City yesterday. Sam signed a copy of her new single ‘Skyscraper’ for Keith. On Monday Keith put down a Parliamentary motion to … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from HMIC

The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from Tom Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Keith asked Mr Winsor about the role of HMIC, the manipulation of crime figures and PCCs.

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Keith takes evidence from the Home Secretary on Counter Terrorism

Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, asked questions of Rt. Hon Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary as part of the Committee’s inquiry into Counter Terrorism. The Committee heard evidence on foreign fighters, TPims and capacity building. … Continue reading

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Keith and Nirvana FC meet Sports Minister Helen Grant

Keith and representatives of Nirvana Football Club have met with Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Sport, Equality and Tourism to discuss future opportunities for the Leicester-based team. Attending from Nirvana were Kirk Masters, Chairman and Zoe Sheppard, Treasurer.  

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Keith and Hari Dhillon light up Merlyn Vaz Christmas Tree

The Holby City star Hari Dhillon and Keith have switched on the festive lights on the annual Merlyn Christmas Tree at the Methodist Church on Uppingham Road, Leicester. The tree is lit every year in memory of Merlyn Vaz, Leicester’s … Continue reading

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Keith launches Leicester baby loss appeal at the General

Keith and his wife Maria have launched a sensitive appeal to raise money for a peaceful, homely space for parents to deliver their stillborn baby. The Leicester Baby Loss Appeal, led by Leicester Hospitals Charity, aims to raise £100,000 for … Continue reading

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Keith pays tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

To remember the late Nelson Mandela, the House of Commons held a special one off session to pay tribute. Below is the text of the speech Keith gave: Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I begin by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for clearing … Continue reading

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Keith and Jesse Jackson plant tree in memory of Antoin Akpom at Nirvana FC

Keith and the Reverend Jesse Jackson have planted a tree in memory of Antoin Akpom, the promising football coach who died after being attacked in the street earlier this year. Around 60-70 people gathered at Nirvana FC on Sandhills Avenue … Continue reading

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Keith invites Jesse Jackson to inaugurate Jesse Jackson Park in Rushey Mead, Leicester

The celebrated US civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Leicester on Thursday at the invitation of Keith and had a park named in his honour. Hundreds of school children and local residents gathered at the Jesse Jackson Park at … Continue reading

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