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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

Report by the APPG on Yemen Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen has released its first ever report on the conflict raging in the country between Houthi rebels, Loyalist forces and the Saudi-led coalition. The report calls for an immediate ceasefire, and an end to … Continue reading

All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen Meeting

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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Prior to a debate on the Conflict in Yemen in Westminster Hall, Keith hosted a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen with Parliamentarians and representatives from leading aid agencies. Those present discussed the upcoming debate and the … Continue reading

Debate on the Conflict in Yemen in the House of Commons

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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On Thursday 23rd October, Keith led a debate in Westminster Hall on, ‘Conflict in Yemen’, raising the serious plight of the country, and vast humanitarian crisis affecting the population. During the debate Keith raised a number of points, including the … Continue reading

Jamie Oliver Addresses a Meeting of the APPG for Diabetes

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 in Local News
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On Monday 19th October, Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver spoke at an All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes meeting, shortly after giving evidence to the Health Select Committee for their inquiry into Child Obesity. Jamie Oliver recently launched a high profile campaign to demonstrate … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on the investigation into the late Lord Leon Brittan

Posted on October 21st, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 21 October, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on the investigation into the late Lord Brittan from DCI Paul Settle; Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, Metropolitan Police; Tom Watson MP and Alison … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on skills shortages

Posted on October 20th, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 20 October, the Home Affairs Select Committee held an evidence session on skills shortages and the Tier 2 migration rules. The Committee took evidence from Neil Carberry, Director, Employment, Skills & Public Services of the CBI; Verity O’Keefe, … Continue reading

Bombings by Daesh in Yemen

Posted on October 20th, 2015 in Local News
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On the 20th October, Keith raised the appalling actions of Daesh in Yemen with the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, and asked what was being done to stop the wider conflict. Keith said: “This is not just about … Continue reading

East Midlands BAME Conference 2015

Posted on October 19th, 2015 in Local News
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On Sunday 18th October, Keith attended the East Midlands Labour Party BAME Conference in Nottingham. At the event, Keith gave a speech to Councillors and Labour Party members from across the East Midlands, and participated in a Q&A with the … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 17th October 2015

Posted on October 19th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 17th October 2015: – 792 Cases taken up – 1295 Visitors to Casework Centre – 34 Surgeries Held – 83.5 hours of Surgeries – 185 Cases referred to other MPs – 518 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Navratri Celebration

Posted on October 17th, 2015 in Local News
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On Saturday 17th October Keith attended the Lohana Mohajan Community Centre on Hildyard Road and Ramgarhia Hall on Ulverscroft Road, to join the Hindu community in their celebration of the festival of Navratri.

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