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. 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

New Restaurant Opening on Melton Road

Posted on May 13th, 2016 in Local News

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

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

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.

APPG for Diabetes: Access to Technology

Posted on May 11th, 2016 in Local News

On Wednesday 11th May the APPG for Diabetes held its second evidence session for its inquiry ‘Diabetes Care: Improving Standards and Reducing Variation’. The theme of the session was access to technology and the group heard evidence from Laura Spratling … Continue reading

HASC Hears Evidence on Prostitution and the Home Secretary

Posted on May 11th, 2016 in Local News

The Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence on Tuesday 10th May from the Home Secretary, on matters relating to the EU referendum; and from Paris Lees and Dr Brooke Magnanti for its inquiry into prostitution. The witnesses and proceedings’ timings … Continue reading

Immigration Bill Debate

Posted on May 10th, 2016 in Local News

On Monday 9th May 2016, Parliament debated the Lord’s Amendments to the Immigration Bill, which focused on immigration detention and vulnerable refugee children. During this debate, Keith said: “I warmly welcome what the Minister has said today. The Government have … Continue reading

Leicester on Top of the World

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

On Monday 9th May Keith published an article on Leicester and the success of Leicester City Football Club in winning the Premier League title. This article can be found at this link. 

Concerns Raised for Conditions in HMP Leicester

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

During an urgent question in the House of Commons on violence in the prison system on Monday 9th May 2016, Keith raised concerns with conditions at HMP Leicester which had been highlighted in a reporrt by the Independent Monitoring Board that … Continue reading

Marvin Rees triumphs in election for Bristol Mayor

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

Labour’s Marvin Rees has been elected as Mayor for Bristol, beating Bristol First’s George Ferguson by 68,750 votes to 39,557. Marvin is the first person of Afro-Caribbean descent to be directly elected mayor of a major city in the whole … Continue reading

Willy Bach wins the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Posted on May 6th, 2016 in Local News

Willy Bach has won the Police and Crime Commissioner Election in Leicestershire. Willy won 78,188 of the votes, beating Conservative candidate Neil Bannister by 19,883 votes.

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