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 gives speech on child grooming at Muslim Council of Great Britain conference in central London

Posted on June 20th, 2013 in Local News

Keith has given a speech on child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming at a Muslim Council of Great Britain conference in central London. At the conference, convened to discuss the Muslim response to child grooming, Keith appeared … Continue reading

Keith welcomes Sir Bob Kerslake at Annual Rainbow Lecture

Posted on June 10th, 2013 in Local News

Keith welcomed Sir Bob Kerslake the Head of the Home Civil Service to speak at the Rainbow Lecture Series on diversity. Members across departments of the Civil Service and governmental organisations joined Keith in listening to Sir Bob on improving diversity in the civil service and how to ensure … Continue reading

Keith Meets with Colombian President

Posted on June 6th, 2013 in National

Keith met with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia to discuss the Organisation of American States Report on drugs that was published two weeks ago. This follows Keith’s visit to Colombia last year to discuss the Home Affairs Committee inquiry … Continue reading

Keith Announces Indian Visa Centre in Leicester

Posted on May 30th, 2013 in Local News

A 20 year campaign to establish an Indian Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with an announcement that Leicester will get an Indian visa application centre of its own.  Keith announced the news at a lunch held in honour of the Dr … Continue reading

Keith visits Europol

Posted on May 30th, 2013 in National

Keith visited Europol in The Hague and met with the Director-General Rob Wainwright. He discussed European policing co-operation on issues such as terrorism, child sexual exploitation and cyber-crime.

Keith visits Bucharest as part of Home Affairs Committee inquiry into lifting of restrictions on workers from Romania and Bulgaria

Posted on May 24th, 2013 in Local News
antonescu with HASC

Keith recently took part in a two-day visit to Romania in his capacity as Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. The Committee visited Bucharest between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 May as part of its inquiry into transitional restrictions on … Continue reading

Keith presents aHUS Petition to Parliament

Posted on May 16th, 2013 in Local News

Keith presented the aHUS UK petition to Parliament on Tuesday on behalf of his constituent Mr Trevor Murby from Hamilton, Leicester. The petition urged the Government to allow immediate and unrestricted access to the life-saving Eculizumab drug for Atypical Haemolytic … Continue reading

Warm welcome for play area revamp

Posted on May 10th, 2013 in Local News
Rushey Mead Fields

Around sixty local schoolchildren joined Keith to celebrate the completion of a £40,000 refurbishment of a popular neighbourhood play area on Friday. Pupils from Wyvern Primary School joined Keith and Assistant City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair to launch the … Continue reading

Yemen Education Minister gives thumbs up to English language learning initiative

Posted on May 9th, 2013 in Local News
Yemen education minister skype

The Yemeni Education Minister, Dr Abdul-Razaq Al-Ashwal, has begun learning English via Skype. The first Skype lesson was held in Parliament with Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen. The initiative marks the start of an … Continue reading

First Mango Festival in Leicester a great success!

Posted on May 8th, 2013 in Local News
Mango Festival Leicester 1

The first Mango Festival held in Leicester, marking the start of the Mango season, has been hailed as a great success. The Festival took place at Cossington Street Recreation Ground, Leicester on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013. The four … Continue reading

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