Article on Immigration Crisis: Dominoes Around Europe

Posted on August 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Today Keith’s latest article was published on this Summer’s immigration crisis. In it the risk of other Northern European ports and towns developing similar situations to that in Calais is highlighted. Europol are identified as a key organisation in tackling this … Continue reading

Visit to FGM Helpline

Posted on August 17th, 2015 in Local News
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On Monday 17 August, Keith visited the NSPCC’s FGM helpline, the only one of its kind in the UK. The Home Affairs Select Committee praised the work of the helpline in its landmark report on FGM published in June 2014. The … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 14th August 2015

Posted on August 14th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 14th August 2015:   – 615 Cases taken up – 1214 Visitors to Casework Centre – 27 Surgeries Held – 68 hours of Surgeries – 136 Cases referred to other MPs – 467 … Continue reading

UK financial and operational support for overseas drug operations

Posted on August 12th, 2015 in Local News
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Since the publication of the Guardian’s article Britain’s £13m overseas war on drugs ‘could be helping fund executions’ on Sunday 9 August, Keith has received over 3000 emails from people across the UK on this matter. Keith shares the concerns that … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 7th August 2015

Posted on August 7th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 7th August 2015:   – 589 Cases taken up – 1209 Visitors to Casework Centre – 26 Surgeries Held – 66 hours of Surgeries – 133 Cases referred to other MPs – 467 Cases … Continue reading

Pravin Ruparelia

Posted on August 7th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Pravin Ruparelia of Rushey Mead, Leicester. Keith said: “Pravinbhai was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Leicester. He was a great community leader and friend. … Continue reading

Bangladesh Visa Surgery a great success

Posted on August 6th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith is delighted that the Visa Surgery held by the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission  on Saturday 01 August 2015 from 9am – 5pm at Peepul Enterprises Ltd, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 6DP was a great success

Labour Deputy Leadership candidate Tom Watson MP visits Leicester

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith welcomed Tom Watson MP to Leicester to address a meeting of Labour Members at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester on Friday 31 July 2015.   The event was co-hosted with Jon Ashworth MP for Leicester South.

Calais’ Summer Crisis Reaches the Garden of England

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has published an article in the Huffington Post on the crisis in Calais. In it he makes a number of proposals to de-escalate the present situation. He also calls for an “EU wide effort with Interpol and Europol to … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 31st July 2015

Posted on July 31st, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 31st July 2015:   – 589 Cases taken up – 1198 Visitors to Casework Centre – 26 Surgeries Held – 66 hours of Surgeries – 120 Cases referred to other MPs – 467 Cases … Continue reading

Wicklow Drive Post Office

Posted on July 30th, 2015 in Local News
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The Post Office situate on 105-107 Wicklow Drive will close on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 17.30  for refurbishment.  Uppingham Road Post Office, 210 Uppingham Road and Park Vale Post Office 313 St Saviour’s Road, Leicester will provide customers with … Continue reading

Impact of illegal immigration situation in Calais on the UK

Posted on July 29th, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 28 July Keith visited Kent to see the situation facing police and other services in the UK as a result of the illegal migration situation in Calais. He visited Kent Police and discussed the impact of the situation … Continue reading

Call for the Koh-i-noor Diamond to be Returned

Posted on July 29th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has called for the Koh-i-Noor Diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in November. His comments come in response to Dr Shashi Tharoor’s speech at the Oxford Union for Britain to pay reparations to … Continue reading

As Yemen Burns, The World Watches

Posted on July 29th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has written an Op-Ed piece on the ongoing crisis in Yemen, published by the Huffington Post. In the article, the desperate humanitarian situation in the country is highlighted, and Keith calls for  call for an emergency meeting of the … Continue reading

Goan Day Festival – Swindon

Posted on July 29th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 18th July, Keith attended the Goan Summer Festival in Swindon, a large event for Goan families and communities across the UK. Keith gave a keynote address at the festival and met many members of the local and national … Continue reading