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

Bernie Grant Memorial Lecture.

Posted on September 13th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 10th September, Keith chaired a discussion panel following the 2015 ‘Bernie Grant Memorial Lecture’. The lecture this year was entitled “Black Lives Matter in the Age of Obama” delivered by Gary Younge, the prize winning author, Broadcaster and … Continue reading

Leicester Should Take Fair Share of Syrian Refugees

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

Keith Vaz, Member of Parliament for Leicester East, has written to the City Mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, to propose that Leicester be put forward as an area where Syrian refugees to be resettled in the United Kingdom. In the … Continue reading

Immigration and Integration between Turkey and the UK.

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 10th September Keith attended an event hosted by the Centre for Turkish Studies (CEFTUS) entitled ‘Bridge between Turkey and UK: From Immigration to Integration’. Keith gave the opening remarks in a lively debate which focused on the social … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 11th September 2015

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 11th September 2015:   – 678 Cases taken up – 1254 Visitors to Casework Centre – 30 Surgeries Held – 74 hours of Surgeries – 155 Cases referred to other MPs – 485 Cases … Continue reading

Visit of a delegation from the Abu Dhabi police.

Posted on September 10th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 10 September, Keith spoke to a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Police about challenges in policing in the UK today, as well as the Home Affairs Select Committee’s work on policing. UK Parliament Disclaimer: This e-mail is confidential … Continue reading

Keith raises Yemen, Calais and Refugee Resettlement in Parliament

Posted on September 10th, 2015 in Local News

During an Opposition Day debate on the worldwide refugee crisis, Keith raised a number of points of humanitarian concern. The serious humanitarian situation in Yemen was raised by the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn MP, who described it as a … Continue reading

All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes Meets Simon Stevens

Posted on September 10th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 9th September, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes held a Q&A session with Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England. The meeting covered many topics relating to the treatment and prevention of diabetes, and issues concerning both … Continue reading

Emergency Debate on Refugee Crisis in House of Commons

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Local News

The House of Commons held an emergency debate on the refugee crisis on Tuesday 8th September. During the debate, which comes at a time when many people are deeply concerned with the plight of Syrian refugees, and those from other … Continue reading

Parliamentary Screening of ‘That Sugar Film’

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the Parliamentary screening of ‘That Sugar Film’ on Monday 7th September, in an event hosted by Luciana Berger MP. The film highlights the high sugar content of foods many would consider to be healthy, and are branded & … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee takes evidence from the Mayor of Calais

Posted on September 8th, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 8 September the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence as part of its inquiries into policing, psychoactive substances and the migration crisis. It first took evidence from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on the work of … Continue reading

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