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

Keith Opens Community Allotment

Posted on August 19th, 2013 in Local News

Keith officially opened the Community Gardening project at Hill-Top Allotments, in Leicester. The project aims to enable people to grow food and build community spirit and was set up by Councillor Baljit Singh and magistrate Shanti Chauhan, earlier in the … Continue reading

Keith calls for Leveson part 2 on the secret SOCA list

Posted on August 9th, 2013 in Local News

Sitting in a locked cupboard in the middle of the Parliamentary Estate is a document that contains 102 names which so far has been seen by less than a dozen people. The resignation this week of the Chairman of The … Continue reading

Keith Vaz meets with Seshiyan Thomsson in relation to the death of his daughter Georgianna

Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Local News

Keith has recently met with Seshiyan Thomsson regarding the death of his daughter Georgianna Thomsson, an 18-year-old aspiring astronaut from Chennai.

Home Affairs Committee warns the UK failing to win the war on e-crime

Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Local News

The Home Affairs Committee, of which Keith is Chairman, has published its first ever report on e-crime. The Committee concluded that: A dedicated state of the art espionage response team should be established so that British companies, media, and institutions can … Continue reading

Keith celebrates with the Goan community in Hounslow

Posted on July 29th, 2013 in Local News

Keith was guest of honour at the 10th London Goan festival held in Hounslow. Over 5000 people attended the largest celebration of Goan culture in Europe.

Keith hosts reception for police constables in Parliament

Posted on July 17th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith has hosted a reception for police constables in England and Wales in parliament. The event was attended by around 60 people. Also in attendance was Damian Green MP, the Policing Minister.

Keith speaks on EU Opt-Out

Posted on July 16th, 2013 in Local News
Keith Vaz in Chamber

Keith spoke in Parliament in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Opt-Out debate. In his speech he stressed the importance of Parliament’s scrutiny process and the role of Select Committees.

Keith visits Leicester College to discuss budget cuts

Posted on July 12th, 2013 in Local News

Keith met with the principal of Leicester College Verity Hancock to discuss cuts to the college’s budget. From September 2013, due to the Government’s cuts to the higher education budget, they are facing a £4million cut to their own budget. … Continue reading

Keith launches national campaign to ban sugary drinks in schools

Posted on July 12th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith has launched a campaign to ban the sale of sugary drinks in schools nationwide. Keith kick-started the campaign on a visit to Abbey Primary School, where he joined pupils in a game of handball to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

Keith hands out awards to pupils with 100% attendance at Abbey Primary

Posted on July 12th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith has presented a number of children with awards for 100% attendance at Abbey Primary School on the last day before the summer holidays. The children held a special assembly in which the awards were presented.

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