Monthly Archives: November 2014

One Nation Diversity Dinner 2014 in Leicester

Keith hosted a One Nation Diversity Dinner 2014 in Leicester which was attended by local members of the community, Lord Mayor of Leicester Cllr John Thomas as well as the City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.  The dinner was attended by … Continue reading

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Problem of Students with Diabetes Raised

On the 26th November Keith raised the important issue of student health during questions to the Secretary of State for Health in the House of Commons. Keith said: “Students with long-term illnesses such as diabetes find it extremely difficult to … Continue reading

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East Midlands Association of Colleges in Parliament

On the 26th November Keith opened the Association of Colleges Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons. The reception was an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work of East Midlands, which educate 270,000 students, including 60,000 from Leicestershire. Keith was … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from Permanent Secretary

On Tuesday 25th November, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the Work of the Permanent Secretary. It also heard from Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley … Continue reading

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Electoral Registration Issues Raised With Minister

On the 24th November, Keith and Andy Keeling, Leicester City Council’s Chief Operating Officer, met with the Minister for the Constitution, Sam Gyimah to discuss concerns with the Individual Electoral Registration scheme. Keith said: “I worry that extra checks which … Continue reading

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American Police Cars Visit to Leicester

Keith was given a tour of the “American Police Cars” by Rupin Milan the promoter.  The programme helps to raise funds for various charities by attending events and allowing people to donate in exchange for a photo taken with the … Continue reading

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Breaking barriers to end FGM

On Wednesday 19 November, Keith gave the keynote speech at the Black Women’s Health & Family Support (BWHAFS) conference ‘Breaking Barriers to End FGM’ (Female Genital Mutilation). Other speakers at the conference included FGM survivors and experts. Keith spoke about … Continue reading

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Unduly Lenient Sentences Raised in Attorney General Questions

On the 18th November Keith raised the importance of the victims and families, in cases of unduly lenient sentences, with the Attorney General in the House of Commons. Keith said: “I raised with the Attorney-General’s predecessor the case of Elena … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on the work of the immigration directorates

The Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday 18th November took evidence as part of its inquiry into the Work of the Immigration Directorates. The Committee heard from Peter Cullum, Head of International Affairs of the Road Haulage Association; John Keefe, … Continue reading

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44th anniversary of Oman’s National Day

On Tuesday 18th November 2014 Keith together with Oman Ambassador, Abdulaziz Al-Hinai celebrated the 44th Glorious Oman’s National Day anniversary which marked the birth of the Omani Modern Renaissance 44 years ago. Over 200 people, including diplomats, government officials, defence force personal, … Continue reading

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