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 asks residents for their views on prisoner voting rights

Posted on November 19th, 2012 in Local News

Keith has asked Leicester residents to send him their views on whether or not prisoners should be able to vote in elections. The Government is expected to make a statement to the Commons on Thursday 22nd November which will outline … Continue reading

Mayor of Atlanta gives first Rainbow Lecture in Commons

Posted on November 16th, 2012 in Local News
Mayor of Atlanta

The Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, delivered the inaugural Rainbow Lecture in the British Houses of Parliament on Thursday 15th November 2012 in a session hosted by Keith. This lecture marks the first in a series of Rainbow Lectures to … Continue reading

Keith meets with Brenda Hughes, Najma Asghar-Bashir and Kerry Spriggs to discuss changes to benefits

Posted on November 16th, 2012 in Local News
Keith with Kerry Spriggs

Keith recently met with a group of local residents who are concerned that Government changes to the benefits system will leave them poorer. In March 2012 the Government passed legislation for a new welfare benefit called Universal Credit to replace … Continue reading

Number 10 lights up blue for World Diabetes Day!

Posted on November 14th, 2012 in Local News
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Keith was on hand when one of Britain’s most popular soap stars Nina Wadia from EastEnders flicked the switch to light up 10 Downing Street blue to mark World Diabetes Day 2012. It follows the Prime Minister’s historic decision, at … Continue reading

Keith meets rising star of Indian football Brandon Fernandes.. Again!

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
Keith Vaz meeting Brandon Fernandes

Keith recently met with rising Indian football star Brandon Fernandes. The 18 year old from Goa, widely recognised as the first Indian footballer good enough to play in the top flight of English football, is currently undergoing trials at Leicester … Continue reading

Keith visits fire-damaged Catherine Junior School

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
Keith at Catherine Junior School1

On the weekend Keith visited fire-damaged Catherine Junior School in his constituency following the massive blaze last Tuesday. He met headteacher Joy Denning to see if there is anything he as local MP can do to help the school and its pupils. … Continue reading

Keith attends start of Diwali celebrations in Leicester

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
KV at diwali

Keith recently joined his constituents on the Belgrave Road to celebrate the annual switch on of the Diwali lights. An estimated 35,000 people came to the Belgrave Road signalling the start of two weeks of festivities in Leicester for Diwali. … Continue reading

Ed Miliband visits Leicester

Posted on October 29th, 2012 in Local News
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Ed Milliband, Leader of the Labour Party, visited Leicester to attend an event hosted by Keith. The Leicester East Labour Party and attendees from across the Midlands came together to celebrate 25 years of diversity in the city.  

Keith welcomes the Indian High Commissioner to Leicester

Posted on October 26th, 2012 in Local News

Keith recently welcomed Dr J. Bhagwati, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, to the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre in Leicester. The visit marked the Commissioner’s first visit to Leicester.

Keith praises Glenfield campaigners in Parliament

Posted on October 24th, 2012 in Local News

On Monday in the debate on the closure of children’s cardiac services at Glenfield in Westminster Hall Keith praised the work of the campaigners in triggering a review of the decision.  He singled out his constituent Ria Pahwa from Rushey … Continue reading

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