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Ed Miliband supports Leicester EMA petition

June 14th, 2011

A petition calling on the government to keep the Education Maintenance Allowance was presented to the House of Commons by Keith Vaz. Mr Vaz is concerned by recent research from the University and College Union suggesting that almost 70% of … Continue reading

Belgrave victory over supermarket chain!

June 14th, 2011

Plans for a supermarket chain to move onto the Walkers Tyres site onMelton Road were blocked by local councillors last week. Keith attended the Council’s Planning Committee meeting alongside local councillors John Thomas and Rashmi Joshi who spoke passionately on behalf … Continue reading

Keith visits Gateway College

June 14th, 2011

Keith met with new Gateway Principle, Suzanne Overton-Edwards last week. Whilst at the state of the art new college he discussed the impact of losing the Education Maintenance Allowance to students in Leicester. The Principle confirmed that 75% of students … Continue reading

Keith delighted at Hrithik Roshan figure

June 14th, 2011

Keith expressed his delight at the new Hrithik Roshan wax work figure at Madame Tussauds museum in London. He attended the unveiling of Hrithik Roshan wax work figure at Madam Tussauds in London on Thursday. Hrithik became the fifth Indian … Continue reading

Merlyn Vaz Lights up Leicester!

June 14th, 2011

It was that time of year again…Keith was joined by Leicester City Football Club’s very own mascot, Filbert the Fox, to switch on the official Christmas lights at the Merlyn Vaz Centre. The Merlyn Vaz tree is lit every year in … Continue reading

Keith praises students Fun Run

June 14th, 2011

Willowbrook Primary School in Thurncourt hosted a Fun Run for its students to raise awareness and funds for local diabetes charity, Silver Star on Friday. Students at Willowbrook dressed up for the Fun Run, and the class and child who … Continue reading

Keith meets new Vice-Chancellor

June 14th, 2011

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz praised Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard for the investment De Montfort University has made to pioneering research in the UK. Whilst at De Montfort University, Mr Vaz also met with Professor Joan Taylor, whose revolutionary diabetes treatment … Continue reading

Keith launches Willowbrook Fun Run

June 14th, 2011

Keith delivered a special assembly for children at Willowbrook Primary School this week to mark the launch of the Fun Run. He spoke about the importance of staying active and eating healthy to avoid health complications such as diabetes. The School is … Continue reading

Vaz joins local residents to celebrate demolition agreement

June 14th, 2011

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz today celebrated a successful outcome for local residents of Coleman. The old Provincial Garage building on the corner of Uppingham Road and St Barnabas Road was ravaged by fire more than three years ago. Mr … Continue reading

Ed Miliband announced as Labour’s new leader

June 14th, 2011

Keith pictured with Labour Leader Ed Miliband at the Labour Party conference in Manchester Ed Miliband was announced as the Labour Party conference in Manchester last week. In his first speech to conference as leader he hailed the “new generation” in charge of … Continue reading

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