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

Annual Thurnby Lodge Christmas Celebration

Posted on December 17th, 2016 in Local News

Santa arrived early in Thurnby Lodge in time for the Thurnby Lodge Christmas Party. Hundreds of local residents attended the event at the Thurncourt Neighbourhood Centre which will be shortly renamed the Allan Gratrix Centre. Keith was one of the … Continue reading

Street Meeting on Brompton Road, Hamilton

Posted on December 17th, 2016 in Local News

Keith attended a street meeting with local residents from Brompton Road and Saxthorpe Road to discuss residents concerns. The meeting was called by Mikey Halford. Councillor Gurinder Sandhu and members of the local police force were also present. The real … Continue reading

Yemen Day held in the House of Commons

Posted on December 15th, 2016 in Local News

Yemen Day 2016 was held in the House of Commons by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen. This event was an opportunity for Parliamentarians to raise awareness of the conflict in Yemen, and the vitally important work of the … Continue reading

Urgent Question on Yemen

Posted on December 15th, 2016 in Local News

Keith was granted an urgent question on Yemen in the House of Commons in which he asked the government to clarify the government’s foreign policy on the conflict in Yemen. The question was answered by Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the … Continue reading

Early Day Motion 791: Junk Food Advertising to Children

Posted on December 12th, 2016 in Local News

Keith has tabled an Early Day Motion on the decision by the Committee of Advertising Practice to ban advertising for food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar from all non-broadcast outlets which target those aged under-16. … Continue reading

Switch On of the Merlyn Vaz Christmas Tree

Posted on December 12th, 2016 in Local News

The annual Merlyn Vaz tree lights were switched on this year by Lord Mayor Councillor Stephen Corrall at the Methodist Church, Uppingham Road, Leicester. There were over 100 people in attendance and hampers were distributed to nominated pensioners . The … Continue reading

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Posted on December 6th, 2016 in Local News

Keith raised diabetes and its cost to the NHS in the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill on Tuesday 6th December 2016. He said: “I am intervening in my capacity as chair of the all-party group on diabetes. The diabetes … Continue reading

Government publishes sugar levy legislation

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News

The Government has published its first draft legislation for the sugar levy, confirming a two-band levy for sugar-added soft drinks aimed at fighting obesity and diabetes. The announcement stated that the levy has two thresholds — one of 18 pence per … Continue reading

Gamel Road Parking concerns

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News

Following concerns from local residents in Evington Keith visited the new Mosque on Gamel Road, Evington to see what could be done to improve the parking situation and the parking in the local area. Keith said: ” There is clear … Continue reading

Campaign launched to save Rushey Mead Recreation Centre

Posted on December 5th, 2016 in Local News

Local Campaigners have expressed concern that one of Rushey Mead’s few recreation facilities might close because of Council cuts. Keith together with local Councillors Ross Willmott, Rita Patel and Piara Clair visited the Rushey Mead Recreation Centre to observe the … Continue reading

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