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.

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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Keith has backed the Leicester Mercury campaign to keep the remains of Richard III in Leicester

Posted on September 4th, 2013 in Local News
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The campaign comes after a court ruling cast doubt on where the bones will be reinterred. A judicial review was granted after an application was made by the Plantagenet Alliance, who want the king buried in York. Local people are … Continue reading

Keith visits Internet Watch Foundation

Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Local News

Keith visited the Internet Watch Foundation, to see firsthand their work in tackling online child abuse. He is pictured here with Chief Executive Susie Hargreaves.

Keith visits Belgrave Mela

Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Local News

Keith joined thousands of Leicester residents at City of Leicester Festival which included the Belgrave Mela.

Keith Opens Community Allotment

Posted on August 19th, 2013 in Local News

Keith officially opened the Community Gardening project at Hill-Top Allotments, in Leicester. The project aims to enable people to grow food and build community spirit and was set up by Councillor Baljit Singh and magistrate Shanti Chauhan, earlier in the … Continue reading

Keith calls for Leveson part 2 on the secret SOCA list

Posted on August 9th, 2013 in Local News

Sitting in a locked cupboard in the middle of the Parliamentary Estate is a document that contains 102 names which so far has been seen by less than a dozen people. The resignation this week of the Chairman of The … Continue reading

Keith Vaz meets with Seshiyan Thomsson in relation to the death of his daughter Georgianna

Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Local News

Keith has recently met with Seshiyan Thomsson regarding the death of his daughter Georgianna Thomsson, an 18-year-old aspiring astronaut from Chennai.

Home Affairs Committee warns the UK failing to win the war on e-crime

Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Local News

The Home Affairs Committee, of which Keith is Chairman, has published its first ever report on e-crime. The Committee concluded that: A dedicated state of the art espionage response team should be established so that British companies, media, and institutions can … Continue reading

Keith celebrates with the Goan community in Hounslow

Posted on July 29th, 2013 in Local News

Keith was guest of honour at the 10th London Goan festival held in Hounslow. Over 5000 people attended the largest celebration of Goan culture in Europe.

Keith hosts reception for police constables in Parliament

Posted on July 17th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith has hosted a reception for police constables in England and Wales in parliament. The event was attended by around 60 people. Also in attendance was Damian Green MP, the Policing Minister.

Keith speaks on EU Opt-Out

Posted on July 16th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith spoke in Parliament in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Opt-Out debate. In his speech he stressed the importance of Parliament’s scrutiny process and the role of Select Committees.

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