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

Keith takes evidence from the Home Secretary on Counter Terrorism

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News

Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, asked questions of Rt. Hon Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary as part of the Committee’s inquiry into Counter Terrorism. The Committee heard evidence on foreign fighters, TPims and capacity building. … Continue reading

Keith and Nirvana FC meet Sports Minister Helen Grant

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News
Meeting with Helen Grant

Keith and representatives of Nirvana Football Club have met with Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Sport, Equality and Tourism to discuss future opportunities for the Leicester-based team. Attending from Nirvana were Kirk Masters, Chairman and Zoe Sheppard, Treasurer.  

Keith and Hari Dhillon light up Merlyn Vaz Christmas Tree

Posted on December 17th, 2013 in Local News

The Holby City star Hari Dhillon and Keith have switched on the festive lights on the annual Merlyn Christmas Tree at the Methodist Church on Uppingham Road, Leicester. The tree is lit every year in memory of Merlyn Vaz, Leicester’s … Continue reading

Keith launches Leicester baby loss appeal at the General

Posted on December 17th, 2013 in Local News

Keith and his wife Maria have launched a sensitive appeal to raise money for a peaceful, homely space for parents to deliver their stillborn baby. The Leicester Baby Loss Appeal, led by Leicester Hospitals Charity, aims to raise £100,000 for … Continue reading

Keith pays tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

Posted on December 10th, 2013 in Local News

To remember the late Nelson Mandela, the House of Commons held a special one off session to pay tribute. Below is the text of the speech Keith gave: Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I begin by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for clearing … Continue reading

Keith and Jesse Jackson plant tree in memory of Antoin Akpom at Nirvana FC

Posted on December 9th, 2013 in Local News

Keith and the Reverend Jesse Jackson have planted a tree in memory of Antoin Akpom, the promising football coach who died after being attacked in the street earlier this year. Around 60-70 people gathered at Nirvana FC on Sandhills Avenue … Continue reading

Keith invites Jesse Jackson to inaugurate Jesse Jackson Park in Rushey Mead, Leicester

Posted on December 9th, 2013 in Local News
JJ park

The celebrated US civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Leicester on Thursday at the invitation of Keith and had a park named in his honour. Hundreds of school children and local residents gathered at the Jesse Jackson Park at … Continue reading

Keith hosts Health and Diversity breakfast in Parliament

Posted on December 9th, 2013 in Local News

Keith recently hosted a health and diversity breakfast in Parliament with Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP to launch a report on inequalities in the health system. The report ‘Unequal Cities’ was undertaken by the diabetes charity Silver Star, of … Continue reading

Indian Visa Centre opens in Leicester after 20 year campaign!

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Local News

The first Indian Visa Centre in Leicester officially opened its doors to the public on Friday 29 November at 11.30am. The 20 year campaign to establish a Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with the opening of the service … Continue reading

Keith speaks at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees AGM

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Local News

Keith spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees annual general meeting in Parliament. At the meeting he outlined the key findings and recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee’s report on the asylum system. Also on the panel was … Continue reading

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