Concern over Bus Fare Hikes in Leicester

Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Local News
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Many people in Leicester have expressed concern at bus prices rising by an average of 10p on First buses in the city. Keith has joined the condemnation of this decision, tabling a motion in the House of Commons calling for … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee sessions on 26th and 27th January

Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Local News
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On Monday 26 January, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from Ben Emmerson QC, Counsel to the Child Abuse Inquiry on the progress of the inquiry. On Tuesday 27 January, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on FGM … Continue reading

Republic Day of India

Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith joined H. E. Mr Ranjan Mathai at a celebration of the Republic Day of India.

Coca Cola Sponsorship of London Eye Slammed

Posted on January 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Following the sponsorship deal between Coca Cola and the London Eye going ahead, with the London Eye lit bright red and adorned by Coca Cola logos, Keith has expressed concerns in the House of Commons. Keith has tabled an Early … Continue reading

Meeting with Maharashtra State Minister

Posted on January 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met Vinod Tawde, State Minister for Primary, Higher and Technical Education for Maharashtra, India. Mr Tawde is also responsible for medical education and culture in Maharashtra. They had a productive meeting.

Meeting with Chief Executive of Leicester Country Cricket Club

Posted on January 24th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 23rd January, Keith met with Wasim Khan the new Chief Executive of Leicester Country Cricket Club. Keith welcomed the plans for the future development of the Club.

United Against Ebola Launch

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith gave a speech at the United Against Ebola Launch hosted by Akosua and Michael Essien with the Ambassadors of Health Africa International (HAI). The evening was created to launch their new educational campaign, delivering sustainable support in the fight … Continue reading

Meeting with Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met with Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Gujarat Government Cabinet Minister for Education, Food, Civil Supply & Consumer affairs, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs at the House of Commons. They discussed the  issue of the future of education in India. Keith  invited the … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session Tuesday 20 January

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 20 January as part of a number of new and ongoing inquiries. The Committee took evidence from the Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention on FGM … Continue reading

Keith raises an urgent question to the Government on the coup in Yemen

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 in Local News
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On the 21st January 2015, the House of Commons debated the reported coup in Yemen, following an urgent question Keith presented to the government. There was unanimous concern for the crisis in Yemen. Keith declared to the House: “If Yemen … Continue reading

750th Anniversary of The Monfort Parliament of 1265

Posted on January 21st, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the celebration of 75oth anniversary of the Monfort Parliament of 1265 at Westminster Abbey Chapter House. This special event celebrates the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon de Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265.  … Continue reading

Secondary School Application from Avanti Krishna endorsed in the House of Commons

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News
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An application for a Hindu-faith secondary school in Leicester was endorsed in Parliament on the 19th January, when Keith raised the application with the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan. He asked if she would look favourably upon this … Continue reading

EU Ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes lifted

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News
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Today the EU Commission for Health and Food Safety voted to end the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, a ban which has caused many problems for traders in Leicester. After a long campaign to lift the ban, Keith was … Continue reading

Accessibility to Sanatan Mandir to be improved

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News
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Following the launch of a House of Commons petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to lighting and safety for pedestrians around Sanatan Mandir, Leicester City Council have confirmed they will be making a number of improvements. Keith was … Continue reading

Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group meeting

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 19th January 2015, Keith met the Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group to discuss issues of disability in the workplace. During the meeting, Keith signalled his desire to help address the various issues surrounding disability in the workplace.