Breaking barriers to end FGM

Posted on November 20th, 2014 in Local News
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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

Keith Vaz Discusses Unduly Lenient Sentences in Parliament

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News
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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

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

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News
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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

44th anniversary of Oman’s National Day

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News
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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

Sunrise Radio 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended 25th anniversary of the Sunrise Radio the world’s first 24-hour commercial Asian radio station. The event was hosted by Priti Patel in the lavish Terrace Pavilion at the prestigious House of Commons on Tuesday 18th November

David Cameron Answers Question on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Local News
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On the 17th November Keith Vaz asked Prime Minister David Cameron about his first meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Keith noted that Mr Cameron has previously said both nations have barely ‘scratched the surface’ of potential trade. Keith … Continue reading

Opening of the Purpose Built Diabetes Centre at Leicester General Hospital

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Local News
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On Friday 14th November Keith was at Leicester General Hospital to open a new, purpose built diabetes department. Keith met with the hospital’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Mr Karamjit Singh CBE and Mr John Adler respectively, as well as Dr … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on RIPA and child abuse

Posted on November 12th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee had two sessions on Tuesday 11th November. The first session focused on historic child abuse and the Committee heard from representatives of victims: Alison Millar, from LeighDay; Peter Saunders, CEO of the National Association for … Continue reading

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Diversity Reception

Posted on November 11th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith together with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow hosted Diversity Reception on 10th November 2014 organised by Sir Simon Milton Foundation. Amongst the special guests where Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, … Continue reading

Keith Vaz Raises Belgrave Roadworks in the House of Commons

Posted on November 11th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith spoke in the House of Commons on Monday 10th November about the continued roadwork problems in Belgrave, Leicester. Speaking during oral questions to the Government Department for Communities and Local Government, Keith asked the Secretary of State: “When will … Continue reading

Opening of Tamil Temple in Belgrave

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of Sri Jaya Durga Temple in Belgrave where he received the blessings of the senior priest. This is the first Tamil Temple in Leicester. Keith wished them well in their new religious centre.

Discussion with Sainsbury’s on Belgrave works

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Following his half hour debate in parliament Sainsbury’s requested a meting with Keith to discuss roadworks. Accompanied by Councillor Joshi, Dharmesh Lakhani, Head of Belgrave Traders Association and Councillor Manjula Sood. The meeting discussed a number of points, starting with … Continue reading

Visit to Falcon School

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith visited Falcons School on the occasion of the visit of Nicky Morgan the Secretary of State for Education and John Nahs the Under-Secretary of State for Schools. The school is now 2 weeks old. The listened to a special … Continue reading

‘New Turkey’ CEFTUS debate

Posted on November 7th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith spoke at the new CEFTUS debate series titled ‘New Turkey’.Successive AK Party governments have promoted the idea that they are building a ‘New Turkey,’ which they assert will be more democratic and pluralistic than the Turkey of previous generations. … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on RIPA

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee held an evidence session on Tuesday 4th November on the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). The Committee took evidence from Sir Paul Kennedy, Interception of Communications Commissioner; Michelle Stanistreet, General … Continue reading