Welcome.

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 meets rising star of Indian football Brandon Fernandes.. Again!

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
Keith Vaz meeting Brandon Fernandes

Keith recently met with rising Indian football star Brandon Fernandes. The 18 year old from Goa, widely recognised as the first Indian footballer good enough to play in the top flight of English football, is currently undergoing trials at Leicester … Continue reading

Keith visits fire-damaged Catherine Junior School

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
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On the weekend Keith visited fire-damaged Catherine Junior School in his constituency following the massive blaze last Tuesday. He met headteacher Joy Denning to see if there is anything he as local MP can do to help the school and its pupils. … Continue reading

Keith attends start of Diwali celebrations in Leicester

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Local News
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Keith recently joined his constituents on the Belgrave Road to celebrate the annual switch on of the Diwali lights. An estimated 35,000 people came to the Belgrave Road signalling the start of two weeks of festivities in Leicester for Diwali. … Continue reading

Ed Miliband visits Leicester

Posted on October 29th, 2012 in Local News
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Ed Milliband, Leader of the Labour Party, visited Leicester to attend an event hosted by Keith. The Leicester East Labour Party and attendees from across the Midlands came together to celebrate 25 years of diversity in the city.  

Keith welcomes the Indian High Commissioner to Leicester

Posted on October 26th, 2012 in Local News
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Keith recently welcomed Dr J. Bhagwati, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, to the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre in Leicester. The visit marked the Commissioner’s first visit to Leicester.

Keith praises Glenfield campaigners in Parliament

Posted on October 24th, 2012 in Local News
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On Monday in the debate on the closure of children’s cardiac services at Glenfield in Westminster Hall Keith praised the work of the campaigners in triggering a review of the decision.  He singled out his constituent Ria Pahwa from Rushey … Continue reading

Keith addresses elite Indian Police Service Officers

Posted on October 22nd, 2012 in Local News
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Keith recently met with a number of Indian Police Service Officers who were in the UK to complete their training.  Although there are around 2 million police in India, there are only 3000 Police Service Officers. In a meeting held … Continue reading

Keith launches bike ride to raise money for Thurnby Lodge youth facilities

Posted on October 19th, 2012 in Breaking News
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Keith is set to recreate a cycle ride he undertook decades ago to raise money for more local youth facilities in his constituency. At a launch event, attended by a number of local people, Keith announced his intention to cycle … Continue reading

Keith celebrates 40 years of Ugandan Asians in Leicester

Posted on October 17th, 2012 in Local News
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Keith recently addressed guests at an exhibition entitled  ’From Kampala to Leicester’ at the New Walk Museum. The exhibition, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the arrival of Ugandan Asians in Leicester,  featured films, letters, and artifacts from the city’s Ugandan … Continue reading

Keith meets residents concerned about road safety in Evington

Posted on October 17th, 2012 in Local News
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A petition signed by hundreds of local people demanding more safety measures outside Whitehall Primary School in Evington was handed over to Keith recently. The petition, signed by over 600 people, calls upon Leicester City Council to install further safety measures … Continue reading

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