Casework centre closed from Wednesday 22nd December until 2nd January 2014

Posted on December 18th, 2014 in Local News

The Casework Centre of the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP based at 292 Victoria Road East, Leicester, LE5 0LF will be closed from  22nd December 2014 until 2nd January 2014 when normal opening hours will resume. In case of emergency please … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from the Home Secretary

Posted on December 16th, 2014 in Local News
Michael Gove And Theresa May Give Evidence To The Leveson Inquiry

On Monday 15 December, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary on immigration, child abuse, counter terrorism and policing. Keith chaired the proceedings.

The Greek Minister for Public Order and Citizens Protection comes to Parliament

Posted on December 15th, 2014 in Local News
Greek Ambassador Konstantinos Bikas

Keith met the Greek Minister for Public Order and Citizens Protection, Vassilis Kikilias with the Greek Ambassador Konstantinos Bikas to the UK to discuss the current illegal immigration challenges facing Greece and the UK.

Coffee Morning at the Hope Hamilton Primary School

Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended a Coffee Morning held at the Hope Hamilton Primary School with Bishop of Leicester  Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Archdeacon of Leicester, the Ven. Tim Stratford, the Diocesan Secretary Jonathan Kerry and the Diocesan Mission Enabler, Revd Barry Hill. … Continue reading

Bringing Lapland to your Community

Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith  attended  “Bringing Lapland to your Community” event held at the Thurnby Lodge Community Centre where he met  Reindeers “Cupid” and “Sven” (mother and son) who were taking a break from their Christmas duties!  The event was organised by Teresa … Continue reading

Switch-on of The Merlyn Vaz Christmas tree

Posted on December 13th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the big switch-on of The Merlyn Vaz Christmas tree  at the Methodist Church on Uppingham Road. The tree is lit every year in memory of Merlyn Vaz, Leicester’s first female Asian Councillor and mother of the Keith.  The … Continue reading

Docklands Academy Visit to Parliament

Posted on December 12th, 2014 in Local News
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On Thursday 11th December Keith gave a public speaking lesson to students from Docklands Academy in the House of Commons. In an entertaining and interactive lecture, the students learnt some of the key rules to writing a good speech, and … Continue reading

Westminster Kid’s Club Party

Posted on December 11th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith hosted the Westminster Kid’s Club Party in the House of Commons on the 10th December. He has now been the party’s host for 17 years. The event, for the children of MPs and House of Common’s staff, raised money for … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on the College of Policing

Posted on December 10th, 2014 in Local News
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On Tuesday 9 December, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the College of Policing from Sir Hugh Orde OBE, QPM, President, Association of Chief Police Officers; Steve White, Chair, and Andy Fittes, General Secretary, Police Federation of England … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on the College of Policing

Posted on December 10th, 2014 in Local News
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On Tuesday 9 December, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the College of Policing from Sir Hugh Orde OBE, QPM, President, Association of Chief Police Officers; Steve White, Chair, and Andy Fittes, General Secretary, Police Federation of England and Wales; … Continue reading

Urgent Question on Yemen in Parliament

Posted on December 9th, 2014 in Local News
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On Monday 8th September, Keith put forward an urgent question to the British government on the deaths of hostages Luke Somers and Pierre Korkin. In a passionate speech, Keith stated “Yemen is an easy country to fall in love with. … Continue reading

Opening of the Ace Café

Posted on December 7th, 2014 in Local News
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On 6th December 2014 Keith opened the Ace Café, the  first sugar free Café. The new establishment is situated in Slough.

Home Affairs Select Committee visit to France

Posted on December 6th, 2014 in Local News
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As part of the Home Affairs Select inquiry into the immigration situation in France, Keith and other members of the committee visited Paris and Calais on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December. In Paris he gave evidence to the European … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence from Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Posted on December 5th, 2014 in Local News
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On Wednesday 3 December  the Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, Counter-terrorism Senior National Coordinator for Terrorist Investigations; Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty  and David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation on the … Continue reading

Leicester Mercury Editor Visits Parliament

Posted on December 4th, 2014 in Local News
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The new editor of the Leicester Mercury, Kevin Booth, came to Parliament to meet Keith and other Leicestershire MPs on the 3rd December. Keith said: “The Leicester Mercury is a superb publication which serves the people of our city very … Continue reading