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. 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

Motion on Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Posted on July 15th, 2016 in Local News

Keith participated in a debate on a motion relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism, which added four organisations to a list of proscribed organisations. Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if she believes … Continue reading

Keith met with Romanian Minister for Romanians abroad

Posted on July 14th, 2016 in Local News

Keith met with Ms Maria Ligor, Minister for Romanians Abroad and His Excellency Dan Mihalache, Romanian Ambassador in the House of Commons. Their meeting was regarding the EU referendum outcome and the situation of the Romanian Community in the UK.

HASC concludes its inquiry into FGM

Posted on July 13th, 2016 in Local News

On Tuesday 12th July, the Home Affairs Committee hears evidence from the Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime on female genital mutilation (FGM). Watch Parliament TV: Female Genital Mutilation Inquiry: Female Genital Mutilation Home Affairs Committee Witness Tuesday 12 July 2016, Grimond … Continue reading

HASC Committee Session on Immigration

Posted on July 13th, 2016 in Local News

The Home Affairs Committee continues its scrutiny of the work of the Immigration Directorates with evidence from the Minister for Immigration and immigration officials. Watch Parliament TV: The work of the Immigration Directorates Inquiry: The work of the Immigration Directorates Home … Continue reading

Privatisation of the Land Registry

Posted on July 12th, 2016 in Local News

Keith received a response from the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding privatisation of the land registry. Keith wrote to the Secretary of State on 20th June 2016 on behalf of … Continue reading

Foreign National Offenders at Urgent Question on safety of prison staff

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Local News

Keith raised the issue of foreign national offenders in British prisons during an urgent question on the safety of prison staff on Monday 11th July. Keith said: We all look forward to reading the speech; whether or not it is … Continue reading

Status of EU Citizens at Urgent Question on Parliamentary Approval of Article 50

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Local News

Keith raised the uncertain status of EU citizens living in the UK during an Urgent Question on gaining Parliamentary approval for the triggering of Article 50 on Monday 11th July 2016. Keith said: “The Minister will know that the triggering … Continue reading

29th Annual Family Tea Party

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Local News

The 29th Annual Family Tea Party was held on the Terrace at the House of Commons on Saturday 9th July 2016. The guest of honour at the Tea Party was Leicester City Football Club Manager Claudio Ranieri and his wife … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 8 July 2016

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 8t July 2016: -552 Cases taken up –365 Visitors to Casework Centre –24 Surgeries Held –46 hours of Surgeries –86 Cases referred to other MPs –158 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Closure of Children’s Heart Surgery at Glenfield Hospital

Posted on July 8th, 2016 in Local News

NHS England has announced that three units in Manchester, London and at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital are to stop complex surgery on patients born with congenital heart problems by April 2017. The announcement comes three years after a previous attempt to … Continue reading

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