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Unemployment in Leicester East

January 19th, 2017

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

January 18th, 2017

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

January 13th, 2017

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

January 13th, 2017

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

January 13th, 2017

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

January 13th, 2017

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

December 23rd, 2016

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

December 22nd, 2016

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

December 22nd, 2016

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

December 22nd, 2016

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

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