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

750th Anniversary of The Monfort Parliament of 1265

Posted on January 21st, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the celebration of 75oth anniversary of the Monfort Parliament of 1265 at Westminster Abbey Chapter House. This special event celebrates the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon de Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265.  … Continue reading

Secondary School Application from Avanti Krishna endorsed in the House of Commons

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News

An application for a Hindu-faith secondary school in Leicester was endorsed in Parliament on the 19th January, when Keith raised the application with the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan. He asked if she would look favourably upon this … Continue reading

EU Ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes lifted

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News

Today the EU Commission for Health and Food Safety voted to end the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, a ban which has caused many problems for traders in Leicester. After a long campaign to lift the ban, Keith was … Continue reading

Accessibility to Sanatan Mandir to be improved

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News

Following the launch of a House of Commons petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to lighting and safety for pedestrians around Sanatan Mandir, Leicester City Council have confirmed they will be making a number of improvements. Keith was … Continue reading

Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group meeting

Posted on January 20th, 2015 in Local News

On the 19th January 2015, Keith met the Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group to discuss issues of disability in the workplace. During the meeting, Keith signalled his desire to help address the various issues surrounding disability in the workplace.

Keith Sponsors a Possible Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

Posted on January 16th, 2015 in Local News

Keith has sponsored Sir Alan Duncan MP’s Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, which will be presented on Monday 19th January 2015. This Act set the date of the upcoming election four years in advance, rather than at any … Continue reading

More Problems with Sainsbury’s Developments in Belgrave

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News

The ongoing problems in Belgrave, from Sainsbury’s mismanagement of their former store site, continue to upset residents and businesses in the area. After being told that Sainsbury’s and their partners Henry Boot Developments will not share their plans for the … Continue reading

Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News
Sri Lanka

Keith has called upon the House of Commons to congratulate the people of Sri Lanka following the recent Presidential elections, in an Early Day Motion he has tabled. He also called upon newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena to launch a full investigation … Continue reading

‘State of the Nation’ Diabetes UK event

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the parliamentary launch of Diabetes UK’s report ‘State of the Nation: Challenge for 2015 and beyond’ on 14th January. This reception brought together people living with diabetes, parliamentarians, policy makers and healthcare professionals to discuss what measures need … Continue reading

Keith urges European Union leaders to lift ban on Indian Mangoes

Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Local News

On the 19/20th January, the European Union will debate the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, which has devastated businesses in Leicester. Keith has written to the Prime Ministers and Presidents of every member state in the EU, asking them … Continue reading

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