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

Diabetes Article in Politics Home

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 in Local News

Politics Home have published an article written by Keith, on the importance of prevention in tackling diabetes, heart disease and other serious conditions. Link to the article Keith Vaz MP: Preventing a diabetes disaster Labour MP Keith Vaz welcomes the … Continue reading

Discussion of British Indians in the 2015 General Election

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in Local News

Keith took a part in discussion focussing on the influence of British Indians on the 2015 General Election in the House of Lords on the 27th of May. The event was Chaired by Lord Bhikhu Parekh.

State Opening of Parliament

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in Local News

On the 27th May 2015, the State Opening of Parliament was completed, following the delivery of the Queen’s Speech. Parliament will now debate the Queens Speech, before returning to regular Parliamentary Business next week.  

7th International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot

Posted on May 27th, 2015 in Local News

On Friday 22nd May Keith attended the 7th International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot, a large conference focusing on diabetes, and specifically its complications for lower limbs. Keith gave a speech on the role politicians can play in tackling diabetes, … Continue reading

Meeting with Judge Howard Morrison

Posted on May 27th, 2015 in Local News

Whilst in the Netherlands to attend the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot, Keith attended a meeting with Judge Howard Morrison at the International Criminal Court. Mr Morrison is a leading international lawyer, and in addition to his role with the … Continue reading

Gujurati GCSE and A-Levels at Risk of Being Cut

Posted on May 20th, 2015 in Local News

Many residents and education providers in Leicester East have raised their concerns with Keith about the potential discontinuation of Gujurati GCSE and A-Level qualifications across the United Kingdom. This decision, if it is carried out, is of great concern. Minority … Continue reading

Alphonso Mangoes Delivered to 10 Downing Street

Posted on May 18th, 2015 in Local News
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The final moment in the successful campaign to lift the European Union ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes came today on the 18th May 2015, as Keith fulfilled his promise to deliver a fresh shipment of the mangoes to Prime Minister David … Continue reading

Leicester East Election Results 7th May 2015

Posted on May 18th, 2015 in Local News

On the 7th May 2015, Keith was re-elected as MP for Leicester East with 29,386 votes, a majority of 18,352.   Turnout was 64.43 per cent.     Full results:   Candidate Party Votes  Michael James Barker Trade Unionist And Socialist … Continue reading

Parking problem at Coleman Road

Posted on April 29th, 2015 in Local News

On 28th of April 2015 Keith met with residents of Coleman Road, including Mr Samat Khistaria and Mr Dorsheet Chauhan to discuss serious problems with parking spaces. Also present at the meeting, and concerned with this situation were Council candidates Sue Hunter … Continue reading

Justine Miliband Dressed in Leicester Outfit

Posted on April 27th, 2015 in Local News
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Justine Miliband, wife of the Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, chose an Indian outfit from Leicester for her visit to a temple in Willesden Green. The dress was styled by 24 year old Dhwani Ladlee, whose family shop … Continue reading

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