Welcome.

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

Signing the Palestinian Peace Flag

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith visited the Federation of Muslim Organisations to sign their peace flag. The Flag is being signed to show support for a petition condemning violence in Palestine and supporting peace, freedom and justice for both the Palestinian and Israeli people. … Continue reading

Ramadan Festival “Human Appeal”

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Four-day Ramadan Festival held at The Spinney on Frisby Road. The event is in its fourth year and each year its gets bigger and bigger.  There were  food stalls selling middle eastern food, hand crafted Eid gifts, … Continue reading

Sham Marriage Report

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, published its Third Report of Session 2014-15, “The Work of the Immigration Directorates (October – December 2013)” on Friday 25th July 2014. The report focused on the growing industry of sham marriages … Continue reading

Prime Minister of Bangladesh in London

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 in Local News
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Keith met the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss various issues including yesterday’s Girl Summit on female genital mutilation (FGM) and UK – Bangladeshi relations.

Girl Summit 2014

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Girl Summit 2014 aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). The summit follows on from the work of the Home Affairs Select Committee which published … Continue reading

Championship Cup comes to Parliament

Posted on July 21st, 2014 in Local News
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On Saturday 19th July, Keith hosted an event in Parliament in honour of the owners of Leicester City Football Club. Keith said: “We were very grateful to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Leicester City Football Club for attending our celebration … Continue reading

Water Blessing Ceremony at House of Commons

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Local News
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For the first time in British history, an interfaith Water Blessing Ceremony was performed on the lap of River Thames to pay respects to the ancient, life-giving river and to pray that people world over should have access to safe, … Continue reading

Honorable Speaker of Bangladesh visits British Parliament

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith meet with The Honorable Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury from the Bangladesh Parliament.

Vote NO in the Scottish Referendum

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith joined Ed Miliband, members of the Shadow Cabinet and a host of Labour MPs to call for a No vote in the Scottish referendum today.

India Cricket team in England for test series

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Local News
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On Tuesday 15th July 2014, the Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP met Michael Hancock MP, Minister for Business Innovation & Skills, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Indian Cricket Team. The team were in London ahead of their second match against England … Continue reading

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