Unemployment in Leicester East

Posted on January 19th, 2017 in Local News
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The House of Commons Library has released the latest figures for unemployment in Leicester East in December 2016. The total number of unemployed claimants in Leicester East constituency in December 2016 was 945. This represents a rate of 1.8% of … Continue reading

APPG for Diabetes meeting on Industry Initiatives to reduce Sugar Content

Posted on January 18th, 2017 in Local News
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The APPG for Diabetes heard from Michelle Norman and Dr Caroline Saunders from Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Mark Saxon of Coca Cola UK, Will Blomefield from Tesco and Tim Rycroft from the Food and Drink Federation on industry action to reduce … Continue reading

Need for Ceasefire in Yemen Highlighted in Backbench Business Debate

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News
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The House of Commons held a full debate on a motion regarding the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Many MPs contributed to the debate on a range of issues relating to the conflict. Keith raised the need for political … Continue reading

Focus on Yemen Crisis in Foreign Office Questions

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News
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The conflict in Yemen was highlighted a number of times by MPs during Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons. Keith was one of those to ask a question on the Yemen crisis, focusing on the need … Continue reading

Petition Launched to Save Walk In Centre

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News
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A petition was launched by Keith and Local Councillors Jean Khote, Luis Fonseca and Abdul Osman to save the Walk in Centre from closing at the Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Care Centre on Spinney Hill Road in North Evington. Thousands … Continue reading

Office Statistics from 1st January – 30 December 2016

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News
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Office Statistics from 1st January – 30 December 2016: -917 Cases taken up –722 Visitors to Casework Centre –44 Surgeries Held –82 hours of Surgeries –155 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –1038 Letters … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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May Joy be your gift at Christmas  and may Faith, Hope and Love  be your treasures in the New Year. I would like to wish all of my constituents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We must … Continue reading

Cluster Bombs Used in Yemen Debated in House of Commons

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in Local News
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Following new evidence relating to the use of cluster bombs in Yemen, the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, made a statement to Parliament clarifying the UK Government’s position on arms sales. Keith highlighted the need for a ceasefire in Yemen, as … Continue reading

Statement on Riot at HMP Birmingham

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in Local News
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A statement was made to the House of Commons by the Secretary of State for Justice, Elizabeth Truss, on the riots at HMP Birmingham. Keith raised the issue of overcrowding in prisons, specifically as a result of high numbers of … Continue reading

Yemen Crisis Raised with Prime Minister

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in Local News
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During the statement by Prime Minister Theresa May on the European Council meeting, Keith raised the ongoing crisis in Yemen. This question came following the announcement by the Disasters Emergency Committee that there would be a large-scale charity appeal for … Continue reading

Thurnby Lodge Christmas Lights Winner Announced

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in Local News
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The winner of the Annual Thurnby Lodge best Christmas lights competition was won by Cindy Baines of Ocean Road. The competition was initiated by Keith to try and encourage more residents to put up lights. Local Councillors Teresa Aldridge and … Continue reading

Diabetes Raised at Health Questions

Posted on December 20th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith raised the sugar tax at Health Questions on Tuesday 20th December 2016. He said: “The evidence is very clear that eating more sugar increases the risk of diabetes. Apart from introducing the sugar tax, what further evidence-based research can … Continue reading

The Case of Brandon Rayat

Posted on December 20th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith held a debate in the House of Commons on the case of Brandon Singh Rayat on Tuesday 20th December 2016 following a request from Brandon’s mother and father who live in Humberstone.  Brandon tragically took his own life on … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 16 December 2016

Posted on December 19th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 16 December 2016: -903 Cases taken up –711 Visitors to Casework Centre –43 Surgeries Held –81 hours of Surgeries –152 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Ranieri and LCFC win at BBC Sports Personality Awards

Posted on December 18th, 2016 in Local News
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Claudio Ranieri and Leicester City Football Club were crowned Coach and Team of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday 18th December for their Premier League victory during the 2015-2016 season. Keith has tabled … Continue reading