Immigration problems in Calais

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Local News

On Monday 15th September, Keith went to Calais in light of the recent immigration problems the city has been facing. Keith was shown the security systems in place at the port in Calais by the UK border force. He also … Continue reading

Falcon Primary School

Posted on September 13th, 2014 in Local News

Parents and children gathered outside Falcon Primary School to celebrate an early opening of the school following a successful meeting with Lord Nash at Department for Education. It is hoped the school will open at half term.

Belgrave Road Development meeting

Posted on September 13th, 2014 in Local News

Keith met with some of the Traders of Belgrave Road to inform them of his meeting with Sainsbury’s, he assured them that he was told that there are  definitely 2 Lanes both north and south bound. Sainsbury’s have agreed to … Continue reading


Posted on September 13th, 2014 in Local News

Keith visited Ladlee Saree and joined their charity fundraising bid by taking a selfie in a “Ladlee Sherwani”.  For every picture taken Ladlee has agreed to donate £3 to Wish4Kids Charity and they hope to raise £1,000. Ladlee Saree can … Continue reading

Minister’s response on Falcon Primary School

Posted on September 11th, 2014 in Local News

Keith received a letter from Lord Nash from Department for Education regarding the Falcon Primary School. The letter states: ‘Thank you for your letter received yesterday regarding the Falcon Primary School. I met with the Trust yesterday afternoon and reiterated … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on child grooming

Posted on September 10th, 2014 in Local News

The Home Affairs Select Committee, of which Keith is Chairman, heard evidence from a number of witnesses as part of its enquiry into child sexual exportation in Rotherham (CSE).  The first panel included Dr Angie Heal who conducted important research … Continue reading

“Royal Nurse” Inquest

Posted on September 10th, 2014 in Local News

The death of Jacintha Saldanha, which took place on the 7th December 2012, will be subject to an inquest to be held on the Thursday 11th September 2014 and Friday 12th September 2014 at the Royal Courts of Justice. Keith … Continue reading

FCO Responds to Gaza letter

Posted on September 8th, 2014 in Local News

Keith received a full response to his letter to the Foreign Secretary regarding Gaza, from Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary unde Secretary of State responsible for UK relations with the Middle East. The letter states:     “Thank you for your … Continue reading

Meeting with Sainbury’s Regarding Belgrave Road Works

Posted on September 7th, 2014 in Local News

Keith met with Sainsbury’s to express his concerns at the delay in the completion of the Belgrave  Road works, and asked for a timetable as to when these would be completed He also asked what Sainsbury’s  plans  were for the … Continue reading

Soap Star Joins Walk to Raise Diabetes Awareness

Posted on September 7th, 2014 in Local News

Keith together with actress Nina Wadia took part in the Annual Fun Walk organised by Diabetes awareness charity Silver Star on Sunday 7th September at 1pm from Metro Bank Edgware, High Street. The aim of the event was to raise … Continue reading

Sikh Community meet the Minister for Education

Posted on September 4th, 2014 in Local News

Keith and Sikh Community members including Ajit Singh, Daljit Kaur and Kartar Singh met with Lord Nash at the Department of Education to discuss the closure of the Falcon Primary School. Keith said: “It was a very positive meeting and … Continue reading

England Coach at First City Game

Posted on August 17th, 2014 in Local News

Keith met England Coach Roy Hodson at The King Power Stadium when Leicester were at home to Everton for their first match since they returned to the Premiership. A thriller saw the Foxes draw with one of the best teams … Continue reading

Celebration of India Independence Day

Posted on August 16th, 2014 in Local News

Keith attended the Celebration of India Independence Day organised by the Gujarat Hindu Association. About one hundred people attended including local Ciuncillors and Community Leaders. Keith spoke about his passion for the strong links between Leicester and  India. 

Visit to Bangladesh Visa Service

Posted on August 16th, 2014 in Local News
Peepul Centre

Keith visited the Bangladesh Visa Service on 15th August  at  The Peepul Centre, Leicester. Keith and the local community have been campaigning for a centre for a number of years. Now we have one!

Visit to the UK’s First Supermarket Diabetic Fixture

Posted on August 15th, 2014 in Local News
Keith Vaz in Waitrose Diabetic Fixture

On Thursday 14th August, Keith visited the first supermarket diabetes fixture in Waitrose’s Wolverhampton branch. Keith said: “I was delighted to see the country’s first diabetic fixture. In May in my 10 Minute Rule Bill, I spoke of the urgent need for … Continue reading