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Meeting with Maharashtra State Minister

January 26th, 2015
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Keith met Vinod Tawde, State Minister for Primary, Higher and Technical Education for Maharashtra, India. Mr Tawde is also responsible for medical education and culture in Maharashtra. They had a productive meeting.

United Against Ebola Launch

January 23rd, 2015
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Keith gave a speech at the United Against Ebola Launch hosted by Akosua and Michael Essien with the Ambassadors of Health Africa International (HAI). The evening was created to launch their new educational campaign, delivering sustainable support in the fight … Continue reading

Meeting with Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

January 22nd, 2015
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Keith met with Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Gujarat Government Cabinet Minister for Education, Food, Civil Supply & Consumer affairs, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs at the House of Commons. They discussed the  issue of the future of education in India. Keith  invited the … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session Tuesday 20 January

January 22nd, 2015
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The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 20 January as part of a number of new and ongoing inquiries. The Committee took evidence from the Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention on FGM … Continue reading

Keith raises an urgent question to the Government on the coup in Yemen

January 22nd, 2015
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On the 21st January 2015, the House of Commons debated the reported coup in Yemen, following an urgent question Keith presented to the government. There was unanimous concern for the crisis in Yemen. Keith declared to the House: “If Yemen … Continue reading

750th Anniversary of The Monfort Parliament of 1265

January 21st, 2015
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Keith attended the celebration of 75oth anniversary of the Monfort Parliament of 1265 at Westminster Abbey Chapter House. This special event celebrates the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon de Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265.  … Continue reading

Secondary School Application from Avanti Krishna endorsed in the House of Commons

January 20th, 2015
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An application for a Hindu-faith secondary school in Leicester was endorsed in Parliament on the 19th January, when Keith raised the application with the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan. He asked if she would look favourably upon this … Continue reading

EU Ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes lifted

January 20th, 2015
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Today the EU Commission for Health and Food Safety voted to end the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, a ban which has caused many problems for traders in Leicester. After a long campaign to lift the ban, Keith was … Continue reading

Accessibility to Sanatan Mandir to be improved

January 20th, 2015
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Following the launch of a House of Commons petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to lighting and safety for pedestrians around Sanatan Mandir, Leicester City Council have confirmed they will be making a number of improvements. Keith was … Continue reading

Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group meeting

January 20th, 2015
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On the 19th January 2015, Keith met the Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group to discuss issues of disability in the workplace. During the meeting, Keith signalled his desire to help address the various issues surrounding disability in the workplace.

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