Government publishes sugar levy legislation

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News
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The Government has published its first draft legislation for the sugar levy, confirming a two-band levy for sugar-added soft drinks aimed at fighting obesity and diabetes. The announcement stated that the levy has two thresholds — one of 18 pence per … Continue reading

Gamel Road Parking concerns

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News
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Following concerns from local residents in Evington Keith visited the new Mosque on Gamel Road, Evington to see what could be done to improve the parking situation and the parking in the local area. Keith said: ” There is clear … Continue reading

Campaign launched to save Rushey Mead Recreation Centre

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News
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Local Campaigners have expressed concern that one of Rushey Mead’s few recreation facilities might close because of Council cuts. Keith together with local Councillors Ross Willmott, Rita Patel and Piara Clair visited the Rushey Mead Recreation Centre to observe the … Continue reading

United Nations Undersecretary General Stephen O’Brien discusses Yemen

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 in Local News
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The United Nations Undersecretary General, Stephen O’Brien, visited London to meet with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country. Mr O’Brien recently gave a statement to the United Nations Security Council on … Continue reading

Copenhagen Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management Summit

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 in Local News
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The Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention hosted the Modern Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention Summit in Copenhagen. The Summit saw keynote addresses from Ingrid Willaing of the Steno Centre, Professor Heather Daly and Professor Melanie Davies from the … Continue reading

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Discussed with International Development Secretary

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News
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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen has met with the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. The Department for International Development has contributed £100 million to aid … Continue reading

Petition presented to Parliament concerning Visa fees for Pilgrimage to Hajj and Umrah

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News
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Following concerns from constituents Keith presented a petition to Parliament about the increase in visa fees for religious visits to Saudi Arabia. The petition expresses concern that the Ministry of Hajj of Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the visa fees for … Continue reading

Early day motion 731: Nagar Kirtan Celebrations

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith has tabled an EDM on the Nagar Kirtan processions in Leicester during the weekend of the 26-27th November. It read: That this House congratulates the Sikh community on the Nagar Kirtan processions which took place across the UK on … Continue reading

Rupee Recall by Indian Government

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News
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The Indian government has announced a recall of all existing 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from circulation. British Indians with Rupees in the UK would currently need to fly to India to exchange their currency before the deadline of 30th … Continue reading

Leicester Great for Small Business Start Ups

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Local News
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Leicester has been named as the third best location to start a small business in the UK for the second year in a row according to recent research compiled by Informi. Leicester made it into the top three after information … Continue reading

Keith backs campaign to help shoppers get problems with faulty goods solved

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith backed the National Consumer Week, a campaign to help people use their consumer rights to get problems with faulty goods like TVs, laptops and mobile phones resolved. Research from Citizens Advice has revealed that two thirds of people had a … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016

Posted on November 28th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016: -875 Cases taken up –688 Visitors to Casework Centre –41 Surgeries Held –78 hours of Surgeries –145 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Tyler Thompson Memorial

Posted on November 25th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith attended the first anniversary memorial service for Tyler Thompson, who was 16 years of age when he was killed, at City of Leicester College where Tyler was a student. The memorial was led by Tyler’s mother Amy Morgan who … Continue reading

‘Levelling Up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care’ Report Launch

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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The All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes has launched their report “Levelling up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care”. The Secretary of State for Health the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP attended and spoke at the launch. The report summarises a year … Continue reading

Opposition Day Debate on National Health Service Funding

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Local News
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Keith raised diabetes prevention in the opposition day debate on National Health Service Funding on Tuesday 23rd November 20176. He said: “It is important that we focus not just on the level of spending but on where we spend the … Continue reading