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

Letter from solicitors of the family of 12 who have gone to Syria

Posted on June 20th, 2015 in Local News

Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, received a letter from the solicitors of the fathers of the children who are believed to have reached Syria with their mothers. The letter can be found at the following link: … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 19th June 2015

Posted on June 19th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 19th June 2015:   – 459 Cases taken up – 1115 Visitors to Casework Centre – 22 Surgeries Held – 55 hours of Surgeries – 51 Cases referred to other MPs – … Continue reading

Keith Elected Chair of the Diabetes APPG

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 17th June 2015, Keith was elected unanimously by his fellow Members of Parliament as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes. The election of Officers took place during the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

Keith Vaz elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News

Keith was re-elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Committee for the next five years by 412 votes to 192. The Home Affairs Select Committee scrutinises the work of the Home Office in dealing with areas such as counter terrorism, … Continue reading

Nominations for Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership Candidates

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News

Today, nominations closed for the Deputy Leadership nominations of the Labour Party. Nominations for the Leadership election closed earlier this week. At the request of candidates who required 35 votes to be on the ballot paper, Keith nominated Angela Eagle … Continue reading

Residents of Leicester East Campaign on Climate Change in Westminster

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 17th June, Keith met with Leicester East residents who were in Westminster campaigning on the issue of climate change. He met with Christina Mottram, Mr and Mrs Gage and Alison Skinner in Westminster Hall.

Human Rights and Equalities Charnwood Annual Lecture

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News
Keith lecture Charnwood

On Thursday 11 June, Keith gave Human Rights & Equalities Charnwood’s Annual Public Lecture. He spoke of the current humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, and of the international responses needed to prevent more casualties and to clamp down on the … Continue reading

Keith Leads Adjournment Debate on Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 16th June, Keith led a debate in the House of Commons on the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, in which 1,725 people have died so far this year. Joined by many colleagues, there was a clear consensus that … Continue reading

Road Safety Around Leicester Schools Raised with Minister

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 15th June, Keith raised the crucial issue of pedestrian safety and safe road conditions around schools during education questions. He highlighted a petition of over 300 parents from Krishna Avanti Primary School and St Paul’s Catholic School, regarding … Continue reading

Leicester Resident Cancer Treatment Raised in Parliament

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 11th June, Keith made a plea in Business Questions to the Leader of the House, Chris Grayling, for an urgent debate on the Cancer Drugs Fund decision not to make the drug sunitinib available on the NHS. A … Continue reading

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