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 congratulates Taj on her Award Victory

Posted on June 9th, 2014 in Local News

Keith congratulates Taj Sahota, the winner of the prestigious regional Award which is part of Adult Learners Week 2014 at the Leicester Adult College. They were joined by Vi Dempster the Assistant Mayor for Education of Leicester City Council. Taj … Continue reading

Keith Chairs UK- Turkey Event

Posted on June 5th, 2014 in Local News

Keith Chairs an event for the “Centre For Turkey Studies” Westminster debate on “Global democracy and Turkey- EU Relations”. Mustafa Sarigul, who was the Mayor of Sisli was the guest speaker on the event.

Keith speaks in the Queen Speech Debate

Posted on June 5th, 2014 in Local News
Britain Queen's Speech

Keith spoke in response to the Gracious Speech, focusing on the lack of legislation relating to Europe and immigration, and the further steps taken relating to policing and violence against women. Keith’s full speech can be read here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140604/debtext/140604-0001.htm#14060429000352  

Keith attended Outstanding Citizens Reception in Wolverhampton

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 in Local News

Keith attended at the invitation of the Wolverhampton Mayor Milkinder Jaspal the Outstanding Citizens Reception. keith presented certificates to outstanding individuals who had dedicated themselves to the local community. Also presented was the Mayoress Jasbir Jaspal of Wolverhampton, World Championship … Continue reading

Leicester Elects New Lord Mayor

Posted on May 30th, 2014 in Local News

Keith attended the Annual Meeting of Leicester City Council  at the Town Hall.  He met the new Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor John Thomas and congratulated him on his achievement. Councillor Thomas represents Belgrave Ward which is in the heart … Continue reading

Keith meets EU commissioner concerning Mango ban

Posted on May 29th, 2014 in Local News

Keith met European Union agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos in Brussels to discuss the action plan for the overturn of the EU ban on Indian Mangoes. Commissioner informed Keith that a high level EU inspection team will be visiting India in … Continue reading

Richard III’s remains to be buried in Leicester

Posted on May 27th, 2014 in Local News
Richard III

The High Court has ruled that King Richard III’s remains, which were found under a Leicester car park in 2012, are to be reburied in Leicester Cathedral. Next year marks the 530th anniversary of the death of Richard III, the … Continue reading

Keith joined hundreds Mourners who lined Belgrave Road to pay respects to Fl Lt. Rakesh Chauhan

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 in Local News

Keith joined hundreds Mourners who lined Belgrave Road to pay respects to Fl Lt. Rakesh Chauhan who was killed while on operational duty in Afghanistan recently. He then attended the funeral service at Loughborough Crematorium. Keith said “He was a real … Continue reading

2014 Indian elections

Posted on May 21st, 2014 in Local News
KV and NMa

The 2014 Indian elections have come to an end and Narendra Modi has emerged as Prime Minister-elect. The UK has a very special relationship with India and Keith is sure that our two Prime Ministers will work together to continue … Continue reading

Keith attends Indian Diaspora event to celebrate Narendra Modi’s victory

Posted on May 21st, 2014 in Local News

Keith joined in the celebrations organised by the BJP and the Indian Diaspora for Narendra Modi’s victory in the Indian elections. Leicester has the largest number of Gujaraties of any City in Europe and they were especially proud of Mr … Continue reading

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