Visit to Tiburtina migrant camp in Rome

Posted on July 1st, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 30 June, Keith travelled to Rome on a fact-finding mission regarding the refugee crisis facing the EU. Keith visited the migrant camp at Tiburtina Railway Station where he spoke to migrants about their journeys, the countries they hoped … Continue reading

Parking issue on Sandhills Avenue/Columbine Road, Hamilton

Posted on June 29th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith and Local Councillors Rashmikant Joshi, Vi Dempster, Gurinder Sandhu met with the residents of Sandhills Avenue and Columbine Road to discuss the parking issues along the road.      

Vaishnav Sangh of UK special Summer event.

Posted on June 29th, 2015 in Local News
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  On Saturday 27th June 2015 Keith attended the Vaishnav Sangh of UK special Summer event at Harrow Leisure Centre. The Vaishnav Sangh of UK (VSUK) was inspired by Pujya Shree 108 DwarkeshLalji MahodaiShree (Je Je) and inaugurated on Sunday 6th September … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 26th June 2015

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 26th June 2015:   – 484 Cases taken up – 1132 Visitors to Casework Centre – 21 Surgeries Held – 56.5 hours of Surgeries – 54 Cases referred to other MPs – … Continue reading

Opening of Bracken Room (Bereavement Room) at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the  official opening of the brand new bereavement facilities called the Bracken Room at Leicester Royal Infirmary,  The ribbon cutting was  performed by Keith’s daughter Anjali on Friday 26 June. Keith and his wife Maria suffered the distress of a … Continue reading

MP6 Competition at Hamilton Community College, Leicester.

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the 5th Annual MP6 competition at Hamilton Community College which encourages young people to get involved in politics and to speak about issues that currently affect the country and the world.   The Judges were Keith, Anjali Vaz, Cllr Vi … Continue reading

Night of Hope to Raise Funds to Tackle Ebola

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the Night of Hope event, hosted by Watches of Switzerland, to raise money for assistance to West African countries to control the Ebola crisis. The event promoted the importance of education on the causes and preventative measures against … Continue reading

SEWA Pioneer Awards in Parliament

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the SEWA Pioneer Awards 2105 event in the House of Commons, to present an award to Lopa Patel MBE celebrating her achievements. The SEWA Pioneer Awards recognizes groups and individuals who undertake ‘Sewa’ to promote community cohesion and services … Continue reading

Crucial Debate on BBC Funding in the Midlands

Posted on June 24th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith was present on Tuesday 23rd June, for an important debate on BBC funding in the Midlands, which falls far behind all other regions in the United Kingdom. During the debate, Keith specifically highlighted the transfer of some BBC Asian … Continue reading

Call for Effective Rehabilitation Services in Prisons

Posted on June 24th, 2015 in Local News
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In Justice Questions on Tuesday 23rd June 2015, Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons with Lord Chancellor Michael Gove, which is a major factor in repeated offences and the ‘cycle’ of imprisonment. Keith said:  Thirty-five per … Continue reading

Call for HSBC to Review Decision to Close Uppingham Road Branch

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has written to the regional director of HSBC, calling for the organisation to review its decision to close its branch on Uppingham Road Leicester. The branch is currently due to close on Friday 11th September 2015. Keith raised concerns … Continue reading

Letter from solicitors of the family of 12 who have gone to Syria

Posted on June 20th, 2015 in Local News

Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, received a letter from the solicitors of the fathers of the children who are believed to have reached Syria with their mothers. The letter can be found at the following link: … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 19th June 2015

Posted on June 19th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 19th June 2015:   – 459 Cases taken up – 1115 Visitors to Casework Centre – 22 Surgeries Held – 55 hours of Surgeries – 51 Cases referred to other MPs – … Continue reading

Keith Elected Chair of the Diabetes APPG

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News
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On Wednesday 17th June 2015, Keith was elected unanimously by his fellow Members of Parliament as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes. The election of Officers took place during the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

Keith Vaz elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith was re-elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Committee for the next five years by 412 votes to 192. The Home Affairs Select Committee scrutinises the work of the Home Office in dealing with areas such as counter terrorism, … Continue reading