Tree Planting ceremony

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the Tree Planting ceremony in memory of Cynthia Bunton who was a local campaigner in Humberstone Village.  The ceremony took place at Monk Rest Gardens, Cynthia’s favourite park.

World Aids Week 21-28 November 2015

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended  the Halve it Campaign – to highlight HIV testing to make it easier to access and available in a variety of letting in the NHS, HIV Charities and patient Groups. Ensuring that people are diagnosed with HIV quicker … Continue reading

Letter to the Prime Minister on Syria

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Syria made in the House of Commons on 26 November, Keith wrote to David Cameron to urge him to engage with the Muslim community on the UK’s involvement in the country. Keith wrote that he … Continue reading

Barclays Bank Branch (Woodhill) Leicester

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Local News

Keith presented a Petition in September 2015 in the House of Commons regarding the closure of Barclays Bank Branch on Woodhill, Leicester. Below are the Observations of the HM Treasury Department in response to the Petition.   Observations from The Economic … Continue reading

Letter from Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith had written earlier in November to the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize laureates to congratulate them for their work and achievements. The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia had been rewarded for helping the country’s transition to democracy in the aftermath … Continue reading

APPG for Diabetes Roundtable Meeting with Doctors

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

Keith chaired a highly productive All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes meeting with over a dozen GPs and consultants on Wednesday 25th November 2015. The discussion focused on some of the issues present in diabetes care across the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee Session on Counter Terrorism and Migration

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 24th November the Home Affairs Select Committee held an evidence session on counter-terrorism and migration. The witnesses giving evidence were Mark Rowley, Head of Counter-Terrorism at the Metropolitan Police; John Hayes MP, the Security Minister and Charles Farr, Director … Continue reading

Keith Meets Counterpart in Italian Parliament Mario Marazziti

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

Keith met with Italian MP Mario Marazziti, Co-Chair of Italian Parliamentary Committee for Migrants, on Monday 23rd November. As the Co-Chair of a Committee with a similar remit to the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith and Mr Marazziti discussed a … Continue reading

Smart Borders Conference 2015

Posted on November 26th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 23rd November, Keith attended and spoke at the ‘Smart Borders Conference’, an event to discuss issues and best practice related to immigration policy, border controls and associated technology. In his speech, Keith raised the importance of counter-terrorism and … Continue reading

Peace Vigil at Masjid Al-Husayn

Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended a candlelight vigil held at Masjid Al-Husayn Mosque on Friday 20 November to commemorate and remember the innocent lives lost on Friday 13 November in the Paris terror attacks.

Weekly Office Statistics 20th November 2015

Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 20th November 2015: – 921 Cases taken up – 1337 Visitors to Casework Centre – 39 Surgeries Held – 94 hours of Surgeries – 224 Cases referred to other MPs – 551 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee Report – Police investigations and role of the CPS

Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Local News

On 20th November, the Home Affairs Select Committee published its 3rd Report of the 2015 Parliament: Police investigations and the role of the Crown Prosecution Service. The report and full details can be found here.

Keith writes to Home Secretary and Chancellor Regarding Police Budgets

Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has written to the Home Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding Police budgets and next week’s announcement of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Full text of the letter to George Osborne:  Dear George, Comprehensive Spending Review – Cuts … Continue reading

Start of works on “Tree of Light” site

Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Local News
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Progress of work on the Troon Landmark “Tree of Light”  which started on 9 November,2015.

Keith questions the Prime Minister following the Paris attacks.

Posted on November 18th, 2015 in Local News

”Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Last Friday evening at Wembley stadium, when Prime Minister shared a platform with Prime Minister Modi, he made a speech about being proud to be the leader of the most multi-cultural country in the world. … Continue reading