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

Leicestershire South Asian Diabetes Time to Take Action Event

Posted on June 16th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith spoke at the Leicestershire South Asian Diabetes Time to Take Action Event on Thursday 16th June 2016. The event was hosted during Diabetes Week 2016 to promote awareness of diabetes to South Asian communities in Leicester. The event was hosted … Continue reading

Tribute to Jo Cox MP

Posted on June 16th, 2016 in Local News
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Labour MP Jo Cox has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in the village of Birstall in her constituency of Batley and Spen on Thursday 16th June 2016. Keith has expressed his condolences: “I am shocked … Continue reading

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Parliament

Posted on June 16th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith met with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation when he visited Parliament  on Wednesday 15th June to address Members of Parliament. His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual leader and founder … Continue reading

First HASC Evidence Session on Anti-Semitism

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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On Tuesday 24th June, the Home Affairs Select Committee held its first evidence session for its inquiry into anti-Semitism. The witnesses included: At 2.00pm Jonathan Arkush, President, Board of Deputies of British Jews At 2.45pm Rt Hon Angus Robertson MP, … Continue reading

Prisoner Transfer Arrangements Raised at Justice Questions

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith raised prison transfer arrangements with EU countries at Justice Questions on Tuesday 15th June 2016 to the Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. He said: “The hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) has a … Continue reading

Policing and Crime Bill Final Stages

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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Parliament debated the final stages of the Policing and Crime Bill on Monday 13th June 2016. Keith spoke on a number of issues during the course of the debate, and his full speech on the Second Reading, and then Third … Continue reading

Orlando Attack

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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The appalling attacks in Orlando on Saturday 11th June were the subject of an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Monday. The Question, tabled by Stephen Doughty MP, was: To ask the Home Secretary to make a statement on … Continue reading

Border Force Personnel

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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On Monday 13th June, the House of Commons held Home Office questions, where the Home Secretary and Home Office Ministers answer questions from MPs on the work of the Home Office. Keith spoke on the Border Force, saying: “I congratulate … Continue reading

Early Day Motion: Diabetes Week 2016

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in Local News
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That this House congratulates Diabetes UK for organising Diabetes Week 2016; acknowledges hon. Members of this House, the hon. Member for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire, the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, the hon. Member … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 10 June 2016

Posted on June 13th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 10 June 2016: -481 Cases taken up –312 Visitors to Casework Centre –20 Surgeries Held –39 hours of Surgeries –71 Cases referred to other MPs –140 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

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