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

Urgent Question on Yemen in Parliament

Posted on December 9th, 2014 in Local News
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On Monday 8th September, Keith put forward an urgent question to the British government on the deaths of hostages Luke Somers and Pierre Korkin. In a passionate speech, Keith stated “Yemen is an easy country to fall in love with. … Continue reading

Opening of the Ace Café

Posted on December 7th, 2014 in Local News
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On 6th December 2014 Keith opened the Ace Café, the  first sugar free Café. The new establishment is situated in Slough.

Home Affairs Select Committee visit to France

Posted on December 6th, 2014 in Local News
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As part of the Home Affairs Select inquiry into the immigration situation in France, Keith and other members of the committee visited Paris and Calais on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December. In Paris he gave evidence to the European … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence from Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Posted on December 5th, 2014 in Local News
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On Wednesday 3 December  the Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, Counter-terrorism Senior National Coordinator for Terrorist Investigations; Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty  and David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation on the … Continue reading

Leicester Mercury Editor Visits Parliament

Posted on December 4th, 2014 in Local News
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The new editor of the Leicester Mercury, Kevin Booth, came to Parliament to meet Keith and other Leicestershire MPs on the 3rd December. Keith said: “The Leicester Mercury is a superb publication which serves the people of our city very … Continue reading

Praise for Falcon School in the House of Commons

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Local News
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At Education questions on 1st December, Keith thanked the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, and Free Schools Minister, Lord Nash, for their recent visit to Falcon Primary School in Leicester last month. Keith asked, “Does the Minister agree … Continue reading

Focus on Diabetes during Health Commons Statement

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Local News
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On the 1st December, the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement on the implementation of the NHS Five Year plan. Keith asked what new funding would be dedicated to diabetes, and highlighted that Health and Wellbeing … Continue reading

Meeting with Nathalie Goulet from the French Senate on terrorism

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Local News
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On Monday 1 December, Keith met Nathalie Goulet, Chair of the French Senate Committee inquiry into the struggle of jihadi networks in France and Europe. She spoke to Keith about the measures France is taking to tackle terrorism, and they … Continue reading

One Nation Diversity Dinner 2014 in Leicester

Posted on November 28th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith hosted a One Nation Diversity Dinner 2014 in Leicester which was attended by local members of the community, Lord Mayor of Leicester Cllr John Thomas as well as the City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.  The dinner was attended by … Continue reading

Problem of Students with Diabetes Raised

Posted on November 27th, 2014 in Local News
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On the 26th November Keith raised the important issue of student health during questions to the Secretary of State for Health in the House of Commons. Keith said: “Students with long-term illnesses such as diabetes find it extremely difficult to … Continue reading

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