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

Immigration Bill Debate

Posted on May 10th, 2016 in Local News

On Monday 9th May 2016, Parliament debated the Lord’s Amendments to the Immigration Bill, which focused on immigration detention and vulnerable refugee children. During this debate, Keith said: “I warmly welcome what the Minister has said today. The Government have … Continue reading

Leicester on Top of the World

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

On Monday 9th May Keith published an article on Leicester and the success of Leicester City Football Club in winning the Premier League title. This article can be found at this link. 

Concerns Raised for Conditions in HMP Leicester

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

During an urgent question in the House of Commons on violence in the prison system on Monday 9th May 2016, Keith raised concerns with conditions at HMP Leicester which had been highlighted in a reporrt by the Independent Monitoring Board that … Continue reading

Marvin Rees triumphs in election for Bristol Mayor

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Local News

Labour’s Marvin Rees has been elected as Mayor for Bristol, beating Bristol First’s George Ferguson by 68,750 votes to 39,557. Marvin is the first person of Afro-Caribbean descent to be directly elected mayor of a major city in the whole … Continue reading

Willy Bach wins the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Posted on May 6th, 2016 in Local News

Willy Bach has won the Police and Crime Commissioner Election in Leicestershire. Willy won 78,188 of the votes, beating Conservative candidate Neil Bannister by 19,883 votes.

Prime Minister Gives Evidence to Liaison Committee

Posted on May 5th, 2016 in Local News

Chairs of House of Commons Select Committees questioned the Prime Minister on issues related to the European Union Referendum when he gave evidence to the Liaison Committee on Wednesday 4th May. At the session, Keith raised the issue of foreign … Continue reading

International Development Committee Report on the Crisis in Yemen

Posted on May 4th, 2016 in Local News

Keith, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Yemen, welcomed the publication of the International Development Committee’s report on the Crisis in Yemen. The report analysed the current state of the conflict and made recommendations for future action.

Meeting with Lord McNally, Chair of Youth Justice Board

Posted on May 4th, 2016 in Local News

Keith met with the Chair of the Youth Justice Board, Lord McNally, on Wednesday 4th May, to discuss a number of issues relating to the Board’s work which are relevant to the Home Affairs Select Committee. The Youth Justice Board … Continue reading

Prime Minister congratulates Leicester City at PMQs

Posted on May 4th, 2016 in Local News

Keith raised Leicester City’s historic Premier League victory at PMQs on Wednesday 4th May. He said: “May I thank the Prime Minister for joining Leicestershire MPs and the rest of the planet in congratulating Leicester City football club on their … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee Session on Proceeds of Crime

Posted on May 4th, 2016 in Local News

The Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 for its inquiry into Proceeds of Crime. The proceedings can be viewed in full here. The witnesses for the session were: At 2.15pm Robert Barrington, Executive Director, Transparency … Continue reading

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