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

Red Doors Identifying Asylum Seeker Housing

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News
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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Parliament debated the revelations in the Times that a subcontractor of G4S, Jomast, had painted the doors of all asylum seeker housing under their contract red. This has made these houses easily identified, and the … Continue reading

Poppy Worthington Case Raised in Parliament

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News
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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, the House of Commons debated an urgent question on the tragic case of Poppy Worthington. Keith said during the debate: I welcome the Minister’s commitment to pursue these matters until all lessons can be learned, … Continue reading

Early Day Motion: DEATH OF ALMIGDAD MOJALLI INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST IN YEMEN

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News
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That this House is dismayed by the recent death of Yemeni journalist, Almigdad Mojalli, on 17 January 2016 in Yemen; acknowledges the bravery of Almigdad Mojalli in continuing to provide coverage of the conflict in Yemen for international news organisations, … Continue reading

Early Day Motion: SUGAR TAX AT CITY HALL AND ACROSS NHS ENGLAND

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News
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That this House notes the introduction of a sugar tax at City Hall by the Mayor of London, the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, and across NHS England by Simon Stevens this week; is pleased to see progress … Continue reading

Student Maintenance Grants Debate in House of Commons

Posted on January 20th, 2016 in Local News
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On Tuesday 19th January the Opposition Day Debate on Student Maintenance Grants brought leader of the National Union of Students Megan Dunn, to the House of Commons. Keith met Megan and her NUS colleagues after the vote.

Keith Writes to US Ambassador on British Muslims Denied Entry to US

Posted on January 18th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith has written to the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom regarding the number of British Muslim citizens recently denied entry to the United States without notice or explanation. Keith said: “In recent weeks there appears to have been an … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 15th January 2016

Posted on January 15th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st – 15th January 2016: –38 Cases taken up – 17 Visitors to Casework Centre – 1 Surgery Held – 2 hours of Surgeries – 2 Cases referred to other MPs – 19 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies – 54 … Continue reading

Operation Black Vote In Parliament

Posted on January 14th, 2016 in Local News
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On Wednesday 13th January, Keith attended an event organised by Operation Black Vote, which brought together many of the BME Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords currently sitting in the Houses of Parliament. In the photo, … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 8th January 2016

Posted on January 14th, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st –  8th January 2016: –16 Cases taken up – 8 Visitors to Casework Centre –  1 Surgery Held –  2 hours of Surgeries – 1 Cases referred to other MPs – 10 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies – … Continue reading

E-visa scam preying on minority communities in Leicester and the UK

Posted on January 13th, 2016 in Local News
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A number of constituents have written to Keith regarding online e-visa scams. Keith has written to major search engine providers about the problem.

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