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 the Dalai Lama

Posted on June 20th, 2012 in Local News
Dalai Lama

At the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday Keith met with His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama, who was the Head of State of the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan Government in exile) until his retirement … Continue reading

Keith celebrates his 25th Anniversary in Parliament

Posted on June 18th, 2012 in Local News
A, A and KV

Keith celebrated his 25th anniversary in Parliament. He was first elected as MP for Leicester East in June 1987. Aishwarya Rai and her husband, Abhishek Bachchan came to London for the 25th anniversary celebrations and took part in a dinner … Continue reading

Keith meets with French MEP

Posted on June 7th, 2012 in National
Harlem Desir

On a recent visit to Paris, Keith met with Harlem Desir, Member of European Parliament and number two in the French Socialist Party at their headquarters to discuss the new government and its future programme.


Posted on June 2nd, 2012 in Local News

I wish to send my heartfelt congratulations to our Queen on the 60th anniversary of her reign. May she gloriously reign for many more years to come!

Keith meets the Sea Cadets

Posted on June 1st, 2012 in Local News
Sea Cadets

Keith recently met with the local unit of the Sea Cadets in Leicester. Pictured is Ian Dix and Kim Marshal-Nichols of the Leicester Sea Cadets and Councillor John Thomas

Committee publishes report into the work of the Permanent Secretary

Posted on May 30th, 2012 in Local News

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said: “Progress has been made and we are pleased that the Home Office has accepted our previous recommendations on procurement. If it is to find £1.8bn savings it will have to … Continue reading

Keith meets Columbian Brigadier General to discuss drugs

Posted on May 30th, 2012 in Local News
Keith with General

Keith met with Brigadier General Perez, the head of the Anti-Narcotics Unit in Columbia to discuss recent developments in the fight against drugs in Columbia. Keith initially met with the Brigadier General in March whilst the Committee were visiting Columbia.

Keith addresses Chief Constables at ACPO Conference

Posted on May 28th, 2012 in Local News

Keith addressed Chief Constables at the Association of Chief Police Officers conference in Manchester last Thursday. He urged ACPO to make its voice heard over government changes to the Police Service. He called on Chief Constables “to rise to the … Continue reading

Keith visits Portuguese Ambassador to discuss drugs

Posted on May 24th, 2012 in Local News
Keith with Portugese Ambassador

Keith and members of the Home Affairs Select Committee met with the Portuguese Ambassador, Joao de Vallera to discuss drugs. The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, is currently undertaking an inquiry into drugs. As part of this they … Continue reading

Keith welcomes Sushmita to Leicester

Posted on May 21st, 2012 in Local News
Sushmita Sen

Bollywood superstar and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen caused a stir on a recent visit to Leicester. The star was invited by Keith to support the diabetes charity Silver Star. She met with pupils of Mellor Community Primary School and … Continue reading

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