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 invites Jesse Jackson to inaugurate Jesse Jackson Park in Rushey Mead, Leicester

Posted on December 9th, 2013 in Local News
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The celebrated US civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Leicester on Thursday at the invitation of Keith and had a park named in his honour. Hundreds of school children and local residents gathered at the Jesse Jackson Park at … Continue reading

Keith hosts Health and Diversity breakfast in Parliament

Posted on December 9th, 2013 in Local News

Keith recently hosted a health and diversity breakfast in Parliament with Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP to launch a report on inequalities in the health system. The report ‘Unequal Cities’ was undertaken by the diabetes charity Silver Star, of … Continue reading

Indian Visa Centre opens in Leicester after 20 year campaign!

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Local News

The first Indian Visa Centre in Leicester officially opened its doors to the public on Friday 29 November at 11.30am. The 20 year campaign to establish a Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with the opening of the service … Continue reading

Keith speaks at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees AGM

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Local News

Keith spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees annual general meeting in Parliament. At the meeting he outlined the key findings and recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee’s report on the asylum system. Also on the panel was … Continue reading

Keith backs Metropolitan Commissioner’s “Give a gift for Christmas” Appeal

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Local News

Keith has backed Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, in his “Give a Gift” Christmas Tree appeal which aims to make sure over a thousand children in care across London get a special Christmas gift delivered this year. Members … Continue reading

Keith hosts the Constables’ of England and Wales Christmas Reception

Posted on November 27th, 2013 in Local News

Keith spoke at the Police Federation Constables of England and Wales Christmas reception held on the Terrace of the House of Commons. Will Riches, the Chair of Constables, and representatives from around the country were also addressed by the Policing … Continue reading

Keith meets with delegation from the Parliament of Yemen

Posted on November 26th, 2013 in Local News

Keith hosted a meeting in Parliament for four members of the Yemeni Council of Representatives and the Yemeni Ambassador recently. The MPs were on a fact-finding mission to the UK to find out more information about the NHS and discussed … Continue reading

Keith speaks at the 14th Annual South Asian Health Foundation conference

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Local News

Keith recently spoke at the 14th Annual South Asian Health Foundation conference in Birmingham. The focus of the conference was on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. During his speech Keith spoke about his own experiences of having Type-2 diabetes and his current … Continue reading

Keith raises plight of failed Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers

Posted on November 21st, 2013 in Local News

On Monday in the House of Commons, Keith raised the plight of failed Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers who have been deported from the UK back to Sri Lanka with Prime Minister David Cameron. The exchange in full: Keith Vaz (Leicester … Continue reading

Keith meets with representatives from the Kenyan Parliament

Posted on November 20th, 2013 in Local News

Keith, in his capacity of Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, met with MPs and representatives of the Kenyan Parliament who were providing information on the impact of the prohibition of Khat. Dr Julian Huppert, a member of the … Continue reading

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