Welcome.

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

International Development and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

Posted on July 8th, 2015 in Local News
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During questions to the Secretary of State for International Development on Wednesday 8th July, Keith highlighted that development in those countries which are the source of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean will represent ‘Value for Money’ for the British … Continue reading

Greece Debt Crisis: Impact on Migration into the EU

Posted on July 8th, 2015 in Local News
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During a statement in the House of Commons by the Chancellor, George Osborne, on the debt crisis in Greece, Keith highlighted the potential knock on effects of a ‘Grexit’ for illegal migration into the European Union. Keith asked the Chancellor: … Continue reading

Pressure on A&E Services from Hypoglycaemic Attacks

Posted on July 8th, 2015 in Local News
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During questions to the Secretary of State for Health on Tuesday 7th July, Keith Vaz, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, raised the issue of hypoglycaemic attacks. The question came during broader discussions on recent reviews of acute services in … Continue reading

Migration crisis in Calais

Posted on July 6th, 2015 in Local News
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On Saturday 4 July, Keith visited Calais to see how the illegal immigration situation there has changed since his last visit in December, particularly in light of the recent strikes. He met with Philippe Mignonet, Deputy Mayor of Calais, to … Continue reading

Keith Declares Support for Yvette Cooper in Labour Leadership Contest

Posted on July 6th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has declared his support for Yvette Cooper in the Labour Party Leadership contest. He has announced his support in an article published by the New Statesman.   Upon making the announcement, he said:   “Yvette is the stand out … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 3rd July 2015

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 3rd July 2015:   – 505 Cases taken up – 1146 Visitors to Casework Centre – 22 Surgeries Held – 58.5 hours of Surgeries – 71 Cases referred to other MPs – 449 Cases referred … Continue reading

Launch of On-line Integrated Services (OIS)

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith officially opened the On-line Integrated Solutions (OIS)  specialist in visa and passport applications for Nigeria and other African countries. The event was held at the Peepul Enterprise, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester . OIS will provide a weekly service every Friday from 10am-4pm … Continue reading

Tragic Death of Michael Jeeves

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 in Local News

On Friday, Michael Jeeves, 57, a respected and valued Leicester city council officer died after being involved in a collision with a bus. Keith has paid tribute to Michael Jeeves: “This is a tragedy, and I offer my deepest sympathies … Continue reading

The Ethnic Minority Pay Gap

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Local News
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During questions on 2nd July 2015 to the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, Keith highlighted the pay gap between women from a Pakistani, Bangladeshi and African background, compared to other groups. Keith … Continue reading

Forced Marriages Raised in the House of Commons

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Local News
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On Thursday 2nd July, Keith raised the issue of forced marriages with the Solicitor General, during questions to the Attorney General in the House of Commons. Keith demonstrated that of the 1,267 cases taken up by the Home Office forced marriage … Continue reading

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