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 discusses radicalisation at SOAS

Posted on December 9th, 2011 in National

Keith met with students from the School of Oriental and African Studies this week to discuss radicalisation in universities. The meeting in Parliament was attended by 20 students including the SOAS Student Union Co- Presidents Ali Khan and Arianna Tassinari.

Keith hosts the Runnymede Trust’s final Riot Roundtable

Posted on December 5th, 2011 in National

Keith hosted the Runnymede Trust’s final Riot Roundtable. The roundtable was attended by stakeholders including community members and school children. The Riot Roundtables is a project bringing key local decision-makers, professionals, young people and members of the community together to … Continue reading

Keith takes part in a Q&A discussion with Patrick Vieira, UN Goodwill Ambassador

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 in Local News

Keith meets with Interior Minister of Colombia

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 in Local News

Keith attended a global drugs conference organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform on 17th November. He met with German Vargas-Lleras, the Interior Minister of Columbia. The Conference, chaired by Baroness Molly Meacher, was attended by Ruth … Continue reading

Keith speaks at migration conference

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in National

Keith spoke at a migration conference held by the Consul-General Corps of London

Keith visits G.E. site to discuss its future

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in Local News

Keith visited the G.E. site to discuss its future with the Head of Planning at Leicester City Council, and local Rushey Mead Councillor Piara Clair.

Home Affairs Committee to examine Immigration Minister and Home Office Permanent Secretary

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in National

Following their examination last week of Brodie Clarke, former Head of UKBA and Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of UKBA about relaxation of border controls, the Home Affairs Committee has as witnesses the Immigration Minister, Damien Green MP and the Permanent … Continue reading

Details of fees introduced for immigration and asylum appeals

Posted on November 18th, 2011 in Local News
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Fee charges introduced for Immigration and Asylum appeals in the First-tier Tribunal The Government is to introduce appeal fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals These fees will apply from 19 December 2011.  Fees will be payable by the … Continue reading

Keith celebrates World Diabetes Day with Leicester Mercury

Posted on November 15th, 2011 in Local News
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The Leicester Mercury headquarters lit up blue as part of the Blue Monument Challenge to light up iconic buildings in the internationally recognised colour for diabetes to raise awareness of the disease. Silver Star, the Leicester diabetes charity of which … Continue reading

Keith holds adjournment debate on the situation in Yemen

Posted on November 9th, 2011 in National

Last night Keith held an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons chamber on the situation in Yemen. He called for further international action on the humanitarian and political crisis.

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