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. 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

Opening of the new Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Local News

Keith attended the opening of the new £43m Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He was met by John Adler, Chief Executive of the University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, and Dr Ben Jones who showed him round the state of … Continue reading

APPG for Diabetes Meeting on the Future of Diabetes Inpatient Care

Posted on April 20th, 2017 in Local News

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, which Keith chairs, held a meeting on Wednesday into the future of diabetes inpatient care. The Group heard evidence from Lesley Doherty, a Type 1 Diabetic patient, Dr Gerry Rayman, National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Lead, Dr … Continue reading

Happy Easter

Posted on April 15th, 2017 in Local News

As one of the most significant Christian festivals, Easter is a time of reflection and renewal. What it celebrates is the moving and powerful story of Jesus’s sacrifice and resurrection. The values that Jesus lived his life by – compassion, humility and forgiveness – … Continue reading

Happy Vaisakhi

Posted on April 14th, 2017 in Local News

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the Sikh community and all those celebrating Vaisakhi, in Leicester, the UK and around the world. Celebrated every year on April 14, Vaisakhi is one of the most important observances in … Continue reading

Unemployment in Leicester East

Posted on April 12th, 2017 in Local News

The House of Commons Library has released the latest figures for unemployment in Leicester East in March 2017. The total number of unemployed claimants in Leicester East constituency in March 2017 was 1,045. This represents a rate of 2.0% of … Continue reading

New residents parking scheme for Alderton Close

Posted on April 11th, 2017 in Local News

Keith has been informed by Leicester City Council that the introduction of the residence parking scheme on Alderton Close is now nearing completion. The scheme will take effect from 1st May 2017 providing the road signage and ‘no loading’ road marking … Continue reading

Merlyn Vaz Walk in Centre Saved

Posted on April 11th, 2017 in Local News

Local health bosses have announced that the campaign to keep the Walk in facility at the Merlyn Vaz Centre has been successful. Thousands of Local people had signed a petition which was presented to Parliament to keep the Walk in … Continue reading

Pensioners call Public Meeting at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre

Posted on April 6th, 2017 in Local News

A group of pensioners who have used the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre in Rothley Street called an emergency meeting to discuss changes to the cost of them using rooms at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.  Keith met with Council Officers, local councillor Manjula … Continue reading

More Funds for Schools in Leicester East

Posted on April 6th, 2017 in Local News

Keith has been informed by the Government that it has received requests for more than £1.3 billion for over 3800 projects for this year’s bidding round for school improvements.  Following their assessment of applications, they have announced £466 million for 1,435 … Continue reading

Official Renaming of Gratrix Centre

Posted on April 6th, 2017 in Local News

Keith attended the official renaming ceremony of the Thurnby Lodge, Youth and Community Centre. From today it will be known as Gratrix Centre. The name was chosen in honour of Allan Gratrix the former Councillor and Community activist. Allan was born in … Continue reading

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