Victory Celebrations

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended a celebration party at the Humberstone Heights Golf Course as Leicester City Council  announced that the Golf Course will not be closing.   Mr Vaz presented a Petition in the House of Commons signed by over 3,000 people … Continue reading

Hovis factory in Leicester

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith met the Managers at the Hovis factory based off Troon Way, to ask the company to reconsider its proposed decision to relocate the Leicester bread manufacturing operation to other sites.  The Company is having consultation meetings with the Unions … Continue reading

Eid-ul fiter Mubarak

Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Local News
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Eid-ul fiter Mubarak may Allah grant peace and happyness to all on this auspicious day.

Goan Festival 2014

Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith joined thousands of members of the Goan Association to celebrate the Annual Goan Festival. The event included a mass follow by cultural performances and the tasting of traditional cuisine.

Signing the Palestinian Peace Flag

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith visited the Federation of Muslim Organisations to sign their peace flag. The Flag is being signed to show support for a petition condemning violence in Palestine and supporting peace, freedom and justice for both the Palestinian and Israeli people. … Continue reading

Ramadan Festival “Human Appeal”

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Four-day Ramadan Festival held at The Spinney on Frisby Road. The event is in its fourth year and each year its gets bigger and bigger.  There were  food stalls selling middle eastern food, hand crafted Eid gifts, … Continue reading

Sham Marriage Report

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, published its Third Report of Session 2014-15, “The Work of the Immigration Directorates (October – December 2013)” on Friday 25th July 2014. The report focused on the growing industry of sham marriages … Continue reading

Prime Minister of Bangladesh in London

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 in Local News
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Keith met the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss various issues including yesterday’s Girl Summit on female genital mutilation (FGM) and UK – Bangladeshi relations.

Girl Summit 2014

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Girl Summit 2014 aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). The summit follows on from the work of the Home Affairs Select Committee which published … Continue reading

Championship Cup comes to Parliament

Posted on July 21st, 2014 in Local News
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On Saturday 19th July, Keith hosted an event in Parliament in honour of the owners of Leicester City Football Club. Keith said: “We were very grateful to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Leicester City Football Club for attending our celebration … Continue reading

Water Blessing Ceremony at House of Commons

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Local News
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For the first time in British history, an interfaith Water Blessing Ceremony was performed on the lap of River Thames to pay respects to the ancient, life-giving river and to pray that people world over should have access to safe, … Continue reading

Honorable Speaker of Bangladesh visits British Parliament

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith meet with The Honorable Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury from the Bangladesh Parliament.

Vote NO in the Scottish Referendum

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith joined Ed Miliband, members of the Shadow Cabinet and a host of Labour MPs to call for a No vote in the Scottish referendum today.

India Cricket team in England for test series

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Local News
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On Tuesday 15th July 2014, the Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP met Michael Hancock MP, Minister for Business Innovation & Skills, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Indian Cricket Team. The team were in London ahead of their second match against England … Continue reading

Honorary degree at De Montford University

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in Local News
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On Saturday 12th July 2014, Keith was presented with an honorary degree from De Montford University. Keith said: “I am humbled to receive this honorary degree from De Montford University.This university has a long and rich history and has made a … Continue reading