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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

East Midlands Association of Colleges in Parliament

Posted on November 26th, 2014 in Local News

On the 26th November Keith opened the Association of Colleges Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons. The reception was an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work of East Midlands, which educate 270,000 students, including 60,000 from Leicestershire. Keith was … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from Permanent Secretary

Posted on November 26th, 2014 in Local News

On Tuesday 25th November, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the Work of the Permanent Secretary. It also heard from Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley … Continue reading

Electoral Registration Issues Raised With Minister

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Local News

On the 24th November, Keith and Andy Keeling, Leicester City Council’s Chief Operating Officer, met with the Minister for the Constitution, Sam Gyimah to discuss concerns with the Individual Electoral Registration scheme. Keith said: “I worry that extra checks which … Continue reading

American Police Cars Visit to Leicester

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 in Local News

Keith was given a tour of the “American Police Cars” by Rupin Milan the promoter.  The programme helps to raise funds for various charities by attending events and allowing people to donate in exchange for a photo taken with the … Continue reading

Breaking barriers to end FGM

Posted on November 20th, 2014 in Local News
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On Wednesday 19 November, Keith gave the keynote speech at the Black Women’s Health & Family Support (BWHAFS) conference ‘Breaking Barriers to End FGM’ (Female Genital Mutilation). Other speakers at the conference included FGM survivors and experts. Keith spoke about … Continue reading

Unduly Lenient Sentences Raised in Attorney General Questions

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News

On the 18th November Keith raised the importance of the victims and families, in cases of unduly lenient sentences, with the Attorney General in the House of Commons. Keith said: “I raised with the Attorney-General’s predecessor the case of Elena … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on the work of the immigration directorates

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News

The Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday 18th November took evidence as part of its inquiry into the Work of the Immigration Directorates. The Committee heard from Peter Cullum, Head of International Affairs of the Road Haulage Association; John Keefe, … Continue reading

44th anniversary of Oman’s National Day

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News

On Tuesday 18th November 2014 Keith together with Oman Ambassador, Abdulaziz Al-Hinai celebrated the 44th Glorious Oman’s National Day anniversary which marked the birth of the Omani Modern Renaissance 44 years ago. Over 200 people, including diplomats, government officials, defence force personal, … Continue reading

Sunrise Radio 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Local News

Keith attended 25th anniversary of the Sunrise Radio the world’s first 24-hour commercial Asian radio station. The event was hosted by Priti Patel in the lavish Terrace Pavilion at the prestigious House of Commons on Tuesday 18th November

David Cameron Answers Question on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Local News

On the 17th November Keith Vaz asked Prime Minister David Cameron about his first meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Keith noted that Mr Cameron has previously said both nations have barely ‘scratched the surface’ of potential trade. Keith … Continue reading

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