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.

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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Leicestershire MPs raise concerns with cuts to the Leicestershire Fire Service

Posted on February 12th, 2015 in Local News
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In a joint letter, Leicestershire MPs across all political parties have written to the Combined Fire Authority, asking that alternative financial proposals can be put forward to avoid drastic cuts to our regional Fire Services. Those that signed the letter … Continue reading

Meeting with Duminda Dissanayake MP

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News

Keith met with Duminda Dissanayake MP, current Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Irrigation, former Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and a Member of Parliament from Anuradhapura District.

Home Affairs Select Committee session on 10 February

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News

On the 10th February 2015 the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the work of the immigration directorates. The committee witnesses were: the Minister for Immigration and Security, James Brokenshire; the Director General of UK Visas and Immigration; Sarah … Continue reading

Attorney General Addresses FGM in Parliament

Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Local News

On the 10th February, Keith raised the important issue of FGM with the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General in the House of Commons. The Solicitor-General, Robert Buckland MP, answered by assuring Keith that the Police and Crown Prosecution Service are taking the … Continue reading

Shree Sanatan Mandir Petition presented to the House of Commons

Posted on February 9th, 2015 in Local News

Keith presented a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of 373 people, calling for urgent improvements to be made to the lighting and pedestrian access around the Shree Sanatan Mandir Temple. Keith also recognised that Leicester City Council … Continue reading

Cuts to Adult Education Funding in Leicester

Posted on February 7th, 2015 in Local News

On 6th February 2015 Keith met with Verity Hancock, Principal of Leicester College, to discuss cuts that have been made to adult and community learning in Leicester. There are concerns that these cuts will leave people unable to seek the … Continue reading

Opening of the exhibition in The Race Equality Centre

Posted on February 7th, 2015 in Local News

The Race Equality Centre (TREC) in Leicester is staging the exhibition ”Together we won the war”, which celebrates the part played by Asian, African and Caribbean troops in the First World War. Keith officially opened the exhibition on the 6th … Continue reading

Opening of the Leicester Food Park

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 4th February 2015, Keith attended the opening of the Leicester Food Park which is by Lewisher Road. The £5.8 million Centre will be hub for start-ups and small businesses, which will provide dozens of new jobs and a … Continue reading

Opening of Futures National Careers service Offices

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in Local News

Keith opened the new Futures National Careers Service offices in Charles Street, Leicester on the 6th February 2015. The service offers advice, guidance and assistance to adults seeking employment, and Keith was delighted to meet both trainers and clients at … Continue reading

Prisoner Re-Offending Debated in the House of Commons

Posted on February 5th, 2015 in Local News

Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons, in a question to the Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling. After demonstrating that there were 4,500 drug seizures in prisons last year, Keith asked what steps … Continue reading

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