Thank you for visiting my website. Here you can find information about my local activities on behalf of the people of Leicester East as your MP and my work as Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. I welcome all comments and suggestions about issues in Leicester East. If you are a constituent and have a problem you think I may be able to help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can do this directly through the website, where you will also find details of my offices and how to book a surgery appointment.

With very best wishes,

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Octogenarians Honoured at Shree Sanatan Mandir

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Local News

On Saturday 21st March an event was held in Mahatma Gandhi Hall in Shree Sanatan Mandir, to honour Octogenarians. The event was hosted by Asian Voice, and Gujarat Samachar, two of the most respected and widely read Asian newspapers in the … Continue reading

Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean Raised with Prime Minister

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Local News

Keith highlighted the growing crisis of migration and human trafficking in the Mediterranean, which has been caused by the political and security crisis in Libya. The European Council Meeting in Brussels on the 19-20th March had highlighted the serious problems … Continue reading

Jesse Jackson Visits the Mahatma Gandhi Statue on Parliament Square

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 23rd March 2015, members of the public and many of Keith’s fellow Parliamentarians were delighted to see the Reverend Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader and former Presidential candidate, visit the newly unveiled Mahatma Gandhi statue on Parliament Square. … Continue reading

Visit at the Thurnby Lodge Primary School

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 in Local News

Keith visited Thurnby Lodge Primary School and met Headteacher Mrs Cleo Adederin, the staff and children of the School.

Opening of the New-Look Spencefield Post Office

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 in Local News

Keith officially opened the the New-Look Spencefield Post Office and Store in Downing Drive, Evington, Leicester.

Campaign for Leicester to be Made a Royal City

Posted on March 21st, 2015 in Local News

A campaign has been launched for Leicester to be made a ‘Royal City’, similarly to the Royal Borough of Chelsea or Sutton Coldfield. This campaign, which will be formed of an open online petition to the government, as well as … Continue reading

Bill Presented to Make Non-Payment of Confiscation Orders a Criminal Offence

Posted on March 21st, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday the 19th March, Keith presented a Bill in the House of Commons which would make non-payment of confiscation orders a criminal offence. The Bill would go further than current legislation in ensuring confiscation orders are paid by serving prisoners. … Continue reading

Meeting with CEO and Merchandise Director of Shoe Zone

Posted on March 20th, 2015 in Local News

Keith met with Anthony Smith CEO and Charlie Bloor Distribution and Merchandise Director of Shoe Zone when he visited the factory situate at Humberstone Road, Leicester.

Keith asks the Prime Minister about Arun Jaitley and Amitabh Bachchan

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News

At Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday the 18th March, Keith asked the Prime Minister about the unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi statue. After applauding the ‘magnificent’ ceremony, Keith noted that Prime Minister Cameron had spoken with both Arun Jaitley, the … Continue reading

Event to Celebrate the Spring Festival of Nawruz

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News
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An event held in the Terrace Pavillion to celebrate the spring festival of Nawruz, which marks the first day of spring or Equinox. The event was hosted by the Ismaili Community, and centred around the theme of enabling Cultural Dialogue … Continue reading

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