Thank you for visiting my website. Here you can find information about my local activities in Leicester East, where I am standing as the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. I welcome all comments and suggestions about issues in Leicester East. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you think I can help you with a problem. You can do this directly through the website, where you will also find details on how to book an appointment.

With very best wishes,

Keith Vaz

Campaign for Leicester to be Made a Royal City

Posted on March 21st, 2015 in Local News

A campaign has been launched for Leicester to be made a ‘Royal City’, similarly to the Royal Borough of Chelsea or Sutton Coldfield. This campaign, which will be formed of an open online petition to the government, as well as … Continue reading

Bill Presented to Make Non-Payment of Confiscation Orders a Criminal Offence

Posted on March 21st, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday the 19th March, Keith presented a Bill in the House of Commons which would make non-payment of confiscation orders a criminal offence. The Bill would go further than current legislation in ensuring confiscation orders are paid by serving prisoners. … Continue reading

Meeting with CEO and Merchandise Director of Shoe Zone

Posted on March 20th, 2015 in Local News

Keith met with Anthony Smith CEO and Charlie Bloor Distribution and Merchandise Director of Shoe Zone when he visited the factory situate at Humberstone Road, Leicester. PLEASE NOTE: This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As … Continue reading

Keith asks the Prime Minister about Arun Jaitley and Amitabh Bachchan

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News

At Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday the 18th March, Keith asked the Prime Minister about the unveiling of the Mahatma Gandhi statue. After applauding the ‘magnificent’ ceremony, Keith noted that Prime Minister Cameron had spoken with both Arun Jaitley, the … Continue reading

Event to Celebrate the Spring Festival of Nawruz

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News
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An event held in the Terrace Pavillion to celebrate the spring festival of Nawruz, which marks the first day of spring or Equinox. The event was hosted by the Ismaili Community, and centred around the theme of enabling Cultural Dialogue … Continue reading

Questions on Drug Rehabilitation in Prisons raised in Parliament

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 17th March, Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons at questions to the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, and asked how many prisoners have been successfully rehabilitated in relation to their use of drugs. It is … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee Conference

Posted on March 13th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday the 12th March, the Home Affairs Select Committee held a conference on UK and international drugs policy in University of Cambridge. The event was attended by domestic and international experts on the subject, who forwarded a wide range … Continue reading

Bill Presented to Parliament Calling for the Standardisation of Diabetes Testing for over 40’s

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 11th March Keith presented a Bill to the House of Commons, calling for local health authorities to, by law, undertake regular and effective diabetes testing on patients aged 40 and over. The NHS Health Check which is currently … Continue reading

Leicester Mercury Holding a Poll on Drugs Ahead of the Home Affairs Committee Drug Conference

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Local News

The Leicester Mercury is now holding a poll, asking its readers, ‘Do you think it should be legal to possess cannabis?’ They are holding it before The Home Affairs Select Committees conference on UK and world drug policies this Thursday. … Continue reading

Opening of the 298th Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition

Posted on March 10th, 2015 in Local News

Keith was invited on the 10th March 2015, to launch the 29th RBA Annual Open Exhibition. The exhibition features representational painting, sculpture, print-making, drawing, and outstanding work from A-level students. Speaking at the event, Keith praised those who contributed and … Continue reading

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