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 Meets Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 22nd July, Keith met with Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, and Prof. Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes for NHS England. They discussed the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes, and various … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from the Home Secretary

Posted on July 21st, 2015 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 21 July 2015 from the Home Secretary on a variety of issues including counter terrorism, legal and illegal immigration, policing, the Goddard inquiry, drugs and modern slavery. The Committee also took … Continue reading

‘Royal City of Leicester’ Petition Presented

Posted on July 21st, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 20th July, Keith presented a petition in the House of Commons on behalf of 203 Leicester East residents, calling for Leicester to be attributed the title, ‘Royal City of Leicester’. Keith said: “I want to thank Terry Herbert, … Continue reading

Committee Chairs in Conversation

Posted on July 21st, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 20 July, Keith took part in the Hansard Society’s event Committee Chairs in Conversation. He spoke about how the Home Affairs Select Committee organises its work, the role of Committees in the scrutiny process and the challenges they … Continue reading

Meeting with Senior Tunisian Delegation in the House of Commons

Posted on July 20th, 2015 in Local News
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On Monday 20th of July 2015 in the House of Commons, Keith hosted meeting with Tunisian delegation including: the Speaker of Tunisian Parliament, HE Mr Mohamed Ennaucer; Minister of Transport, HE Mr Mahmoud Ben; Minister of Tourism; Handicraft, HE Mrs … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 17th July 2015

Posted on July 17th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 17th July 2015:   – 546 Cases taken up – 1164 Visitors to Casework Centre – 24 Surgeries Held – 62.5 hours of Surgeries – 106 Cases referred to other MPs – 452 Cases referred … Continue reading

Diabetes ‘Putting Feet First’ Event

Posted on July 16th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 15th July, Keith took part in Diabetes UK’s event, ‘Putting Feet First’, after the latest data shows that 135 people every week require diabetes related amputations in the United Kingdom. Keith is pictured with two patients taking part … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on situation in Calais

Posted on July 15th, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 14 July, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the illegal immigration situation in Calais from Alan Pughsley QPM, Chief Constable, Kent Police; Richard Burnett, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association, James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport … Continue reading

Local Campaign for Disabled Access to Toilet Facilities

Posted on July 14th, 2015 in Local News

Keith has welcomed a superb local campaign, led by four students at Ashfield Academy, Leicester. These students have made a creative song using their AAC devices, titled ‘When you’ve got to go’, recorded in collaboration with local musicians. The video … Continue reading

Diversity in the Armed Forces

Posted on July 14th, 2015 in Local News

In questions to the Secretary of State for Defence, Keith raised the key issue of black and minority ethnic representation in the armed forces. Keith said: I welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to increase by 10% the number of our … Continue reading

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