Monthly Archives: July 2015

Keynote Speech at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

On Thursday 23rd July, Keith delivered a keynote address in the House of Commons in the International Syposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015, which is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Keith gave a speech on the unique and … Continue reading

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Keith Meets Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes

On Wednesday 22nd July, Keith met with Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, and Prof. Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes for NHS England. They discussed the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, and various … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from the Home Secretary

The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 21 July 2015 from the Home Secretary on a variety of issues including counter terrorism, legal and illegal immigration, policing, the Goddard inquiry, drugs and modern slavery. The Committee also took … Continue reading

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‘Royal City of Leicester’ Petition Presented

On Monday 20th July, Keith presented a petition in the House of Commons on behalf of 203 Leicester East residents, calling for Leicester to be attributed the title, ‘Royal City of Leicester’. Keith said: “I want to thank Terry Herbert, … Continue reading

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Committee Chairs in Conversation

On Monday 20 July, Keith took part in the Hansard Society’s event Committee Chairs in Conversation. He spoke about how the Home Affairs Select Committee organises its work, the role of Committees in the scrutiny process and the challenges they … Continue reading

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Meeting with Senior Tunisian Delegation in the House of Commons

On Monday 20th of July 2015 in the House of Commons, Keith hosted meeting with Tunisian delegation including: the Speaker of Tunisian Parliament, HE Mr Mohamed Ennaucer; Minister of Transport, HE Mr Mahmoud Ben; Minister of Tourism; Handicraft, HE Mrs … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics – 17th July 2015

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 17th July 2015:   – 546 Cases taken up – 1164 Visitors to Casework Centre – 24 Surgeries Held – 62.5 hours of Surgeries – 106 Cases referred to other MPs – 452 Cases referred … Continue reading

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Diabetes ‘Putting Feet First’ Event

On Wednesday 15th July, Keith took part in Diabetes UK’s event, ‘Putting Feet First’, after the latest data shows that 135 people every week require diabetes related amputations in the United Kingdom. Keith is pictured with two patients taking part … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on situation in Calais

On Tuesday 14 July, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the illegal immigration situation in Calais from Alan Pughsley QPM, Chief Constable, Kent Police; Richard Burnett, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association, James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport … Continue reading

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Local Campaign for Disabled Access to Toilet Facilities

Keith has welcomed a superb local campaign, led by four students at Ashfield Academy, Leicester. These students have made a creative song using their AAC devices, titled ‘When you’ve got to go’, recorded in collaboration with local musicians. The video … Continue reading

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