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. 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

Diabetes Testing in Community Pharmacies meeting with Minister David Mowat

Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Local News

Keith met with David Mowat MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care to discuss the future of community pharmacy. Community pharmacies are underutilised resources and have the ability to deliver more front-line primary care, particularly … Continue reading

The Emerald Centre wins grant from the People’s Health Trust

Posted on January 24th, 2017 in Local News

The Emerald Centre in Humberstone has been awarded a grant for the Emerald Social Club Project by the People’s Health Trust. The Social Club, a project that provides a social club for senior residents in Humberstone, led by local volunteers, … Continue reading

Government Statement on Brexit

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 in Local News

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, gave a statement to Parliament immediately after the Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit. Following the statement, Keith asked the Secretary of State: “The speech contains the word “guarantee”, so … Continue reading

Justice Implication of Brexit Debated in House of Commons

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 in Local News

The House of Commons held a general debate on the implications of Brexit for justice and home affairs issues. During the debate, Keith made a number of contributions and spoke on issues including the exchange of criminal records and Europol. … Continue reading

Michael Johnson R.I.P

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 in Local News

Keith attended the funeral service of former Lord Mayor of Leicester Michael Johnson who died suddenly. The service took place at the Holy Cross Church in Leicester. Michael Johnson was a Conservative Councillor in Evington Ward until 2011. He was … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 20 January 2017

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics – 20 January 2017: -71 Cases taken up –44 Visitors to Casework Centre –2 Surgeries Held –4 hours of Surgeries –7 Cases referred to other MPs –2 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –66 Letters received … Continue reading

Unemployment in Leicester East

Posted on January 19th, 2017 in Local News

The House of Commons Library has released the latest figures for unemployment in Leicester East in December 2016. The total number of unemployed claimants in Leicester East constituency in December 2016 was 945. This represents a rate of 1.8% of … Continue reading

APPG for Diabetes meeting on Industry Initiatives to reduce Sugar Content

Posted on January 18th, 2017 in Local News

The APPG for Diabetes heard from Michelle Norman and Dr Caroline Saunders from Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Mark Saxon of Coca Cola UK, Will Blomefield from Tesco and Tim Rycroft from the Food and Drink Federation on industry action to reduce … Continue reading

Need for Ceasefire in Yemen Highlighted in Backbench Business Debate

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News

The House of Commons held a full debate on a motion regarding the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Many MPs contributed to the debate on a range of issues relating to the conflict. Keith raised the need for political … Continue reading

Focus on Yemen Crisis in Foreign Office Questions

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Local News

The conflict in Yemen was highlighted a number of times by MPs during Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons. Keith was one of those to ask a question on the Yemen crisis, focusing on the need … Continue reading

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