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Keith discusses Tamil issues with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jnr

June 29th, 2011

Last week Keith met with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jnr to discuss Tamil issues and the UN Report on the final days of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Congressman Jackson has now signed US House Resolution 177 expressing support for the … Continue reading

Keith dicusses the situation in Yemen with the US State Department

June 29th, 2011

Keith met with Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Middle East and Assistant Secretary Janet Sanderson, from the US State Department last week to discuss the current situation in Yemen. They covered a wide range … Continue reading

Keith meets his US Counterpart, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee

June 29th, 2011

Last Thursday Keith met with Congressman Peter King, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Keith Chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, which fulfils a similar role in the UK to the Homeland Security Committee … Continue reading

Keith speaks at Chicago Rainbow PUSH Conference

June 29th, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                  Last week Keith spoke at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Conference in Chicago, alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and representatives from Equanomics, Christian Aid, the Irish Equality Rights Alliance and Ministers from the South African and Nigerian Governments. He took part in … Continue reading

Keith attends Alderton Close residents’ meeting

June 14th, 2011

Over 50 residents of Alderton Close have voiced their concerns about anti-social behaviour and parking on the road. They met this morning at a residents’ meeting on the Close to discuss this and other issues with Keith Vaz, Councillor Bhatti … Continue reading

HASC publish report on UKBA failing to control immigration

June 14th, 2011

The Home Affairs Committee, chaired by Keith Vaz, published a report last week criticising the lack of progress made by the UK Border Agency in effectively controlling immigration to the UK. In the second of what is intended to be a … Continue reading

Police give views on cuts

June 14th, 2011

In his role as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee  Keith Vaz  met today with police officers from over 40 forces to discuss the future of policing as part of a Police Federation meeting in the House of Commons.   … Continue reading

Keith delivers petition on human trafficking to Downing Street

June 14th, 2011

Keith helped deliver a petition that ECPAT UK has been running with The Body Shop UK since July 2010 to Number 10 Downing Street today, alongside fellow MPs and Martine McCutcheon. The petition is calling on the UK Government to … Continue reading

Ed Miliband visits De Montfort

June 14th, 2011

Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, visited Leicester yesterday. He met with Keith and Jon Ashworth, Labour Candidate for the Leicester South By-election, as well as the Vice Chair of De Montfort University, Dominic Shellard. He then took part in an unscripted Question and … Continue reading

Kapil Dev opens new Soar Valley cricket pitch

June 14th, 2011

Global cricketing icon Kapil Dev was bowled over with hundreds of people bringing traffic to a standstill on Leicester’s famous Belgrave Road when the star drove through with Leicester East MP, Keith Vaz. Cricket fever was in the air again … Continue reading

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