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East Midlands Association of Colleges in Parliament

November 26th, 2014
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On the 26th November Keith opened the Association of Colleges Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons. The reception was an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work of East Midlands, which educate 270,000 students, including 60,000 from Leicestershire. Keith was … Continue reading

Keith and Leicester City Council’s Andy Keeling meet with the electoral registration Minister

November 24th, 2014
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On the 24th November, Keith and Andy Keeling, Leicester City Council’s Chief Operating Officer, met with the Minister for the Constitution, Sam Gyimah to discuss concerns with the Individual Electoral Registration scheme. Keith said: “I worry that extra checks which … Continue reading

American Police Cars tour

November 22nd, 2014
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Keith  was given a tour of the “American Police Cars” by Rupin Milan the promoter.  The  “American Police Car” help to raise funds for various charities by attending events and people donate to have a photo taken with the cars.

Breaking barriers to end FGM

November 20th, 2014
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On Wednesday 19 November, Keith gave the keynote speech at the Black Women’s Health & Family Support (BWHAFS) conference ‘Breaking Barriers to End FGM’ (Female Genital Mutilation). Other speakers at the conference included FGM survivors and experts. Keith spoke about … Continue reading

Keith Vaz Discusses Unduly Lenient Sentences in Parliament

November 19th, 2014
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On the 18th November Keith raised the importance of the victims and families, in cases of unduly lenient sentences, with the Attorney General in the House of Commons. Keith said: “I raised with the Attorney-General’s predecessor the case of Elena … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on the work of the immigration directorates

November 19th, 2014
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The Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday 18th November took evidence as part of its inquiry into the Work of the Immigration Directorates. The Committee heard from Peter Cullum, Head of International Affairs of the Road Haulage Association; John Keefe, … Continue reading

44th anniversary of Oman’s National Day

November 19th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18th November 2014 Keith together with Oman Ambassador, Abdulaziz Al-Hinai celebrated the 44th Glorious Oman’s National Day anniversary which marked the birth of the Omani Modern Renaissance 44 years ago. Over 200 people, including diplomats, government officials, defence force personal, … Continue reading

Sunrise Radio 25th Anniversary Celebration

November 19th, 2014
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Keith attended 25th anniversary of the Sunrise Radio the world’s first 24-hour commercial Asian radio station. The event was hosted by Priti Patel in the lavish Terrace Pavilion at the prestigious House of Commons on Tuesday 18th November

David Cameron Answers Question on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

November 18th, 2014
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On the 17th November Keith Vaz asked Prime Minister David Cameron about his first meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Keith noted that Mr Cameron has previously said both nations have barely ‘scratched the surface’ of potential trade. Keith … Continue reading

Opening of the Purpose Built Diabetes Centre at Leicester General Hospital

November 15th, 2014
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On Friday 14th November Keith was at Leicester General Hospital to open a new, purpose built diabetes department. Keith met with the hospital’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Mr Karamjit Singh CBE and Mr John Adler respectively, as well as Dr … Continue reading

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