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

Queen’s Speech Confirms Sugar Tax in 2018

Posted on May 18th, 2016 in Local News
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On Wednesday 18th May, the Queen confirmed at the State Opening of Parliament the introduction of a sugar tax. HRH Queen Elizbaeth II announced that the tax would feature in the 2017 budget and would officially come into force in April … Continue reading

Keith Congratulates Leicester City Football Club

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith was delighted to congratulate the Leicester City Football Club team immediately prior to their departure from the King Power stadium for their historic ride through Leicester. 250,000 people turned out to see the Premier League Champions. What a historic … Continue reading

Keith meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith has met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh at a meeting in central London. They discussed British-Bangladesh relations and the Bangladeshi diaspora in the UK.

Home Affairs Committee Looks at Gatwick Border Controls

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in Local News
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As part of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s regular inquiry into the work of the Immigration Directorates, Members of the Committee visited Gatwick Airport on Monday 16th May 2016. The Committee heard information on a range of matters relating to … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 13th May 2016

Posted on May 16th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 13th May 2016: –405 Cases taken up –271 Visitors to Casework Centre –17 Surgeries Held –33 hours of Surgeries –64 Cases referred to other MPs –119 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Dinner in aid of Lord Mayor Cllr Ted Cassidy MBE

Posted on May 14th, 2016 in Local News
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Bobby’s restaurant held a fundraising dinner for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal .  Keith attended the dinner and met with Local Councillors, businessmen and supporters. Councillor Ted Cassidy MBE  is supporting two Charities who help children and young people. The Spark Arts for Children, … Continue reading

Meeting called to deal with Skatepark

Posted on May 14th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith called a meeting in Humberstone Park following concerns expressed by local residents about the deterioration of conditions at the local Skatepark. Jack Watkins said more had to be spent for the benefit of local people. Keith was accompanied by … Continue reading

New Restaurant Opening on Melton Road

Posted on May 13th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith officially opened  “The Royal Indian” Restaurant on Melton Road, Leicester. Melton Road has now become part of the famous “Golden Mile” namely Belgrave Road for its varieties of Restaurants specialising in Indian cuisine.      

Launch of Severn Trent Funded Specialist Welfare Benefits Service

Posted on May 13th, 2016 in Local News
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Severn Trent Trust Fund (STTF)  and Community Advice & Law Service (CALS) Leicester  launched  a New Welfare Benefit Advice Service on Friday 13 May 2016 at St Martins House, Peacock Lane, Leicester. Keith praised the  staff of  CALS for the wonderful work they do everyday  and … Continue reading

Meeting with Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees

Posted on May 13th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith met with the newly elected Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, on Thursday 12th May. During their meeting they discussed the election campaign, local government, and the opportunities for development and growth for cities like both Bristol and Leicester.

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