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

Department for Transport Responds to Spencefield Lane Petition

Posted on September 16th, 2015 in Local News

Following the presentation of a petition by residents of Leicester East, on road safety on Spencefield Lane opposite St Paul’s Catholic School and Krishna Avanti Primary School, the Secretary of State for Transport has made the following observations: “Local highway authorities are … Continue reading

European Union Reform Raised in Business Questions

Posted on September 16th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 15th September, Keith raised the Prime Minister’s EU reform agenda at questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid MP. Keith asked:  “As part of the Prime Minister’s renegotiation, and as he visits … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence on psychoactive substances and police funding

Posted on September 15th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 15 September the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on psychoactive substances from Prof. Les Iverson, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; Mike Penning, Minister for Policing ; Jan King, CEO and Jeremy Sare, … Continue reading

Formal Response to Royal City of Leicester Petition

Posted on September 15th, 2015 in Local News

The Minister for Constitutional Reform, John Penrose MP, has responded to the petition presented by Keith on behalf of residents of Leicester East, which called for Leicester to be awarded the title, ‘The Royal City of Leicester’. In his reply, … Continue reading

Public Invited to Propose Improvements to the Golden Mile

Posted on September 14th, 2015 in Local News

Today, on the 14th September, Leicester City Council invited local residents and businesses to contribute to the development of proposals for improvements to Leicester’s Golden Mile. Following the announcement, Keith said: “I welcome today’s announcement by Leicester City Council that … Continue reading

Brompton Road Meeting

Posted on September 14th, 2015 in Local News
Medium image of Brompton Rd sign

Concerned residents of Hamilton contacted Keith about the increase in burglaries in the area. Keith met with  local residents on Brompton Road on Friday 11 September 2015 .  In attendance were the Local Ward Councillors Dempster and Sandu together with the local Police.  

Bernie Grant Memorial Lecture.

Posted on September 13th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 10th September, Keith chaired a discussion panel following the 2015 ‘Bernie Grant Memorial Lecture’. The lecture this year was entitled “Black Lives Matter in the Age of Obama” delivered by Gary Younge, the prize winning author, Broadcaster and … Continue reading

Leicester Should Take Fair Share of Syrian Refugees

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

Keith Vaz, Member of Parliament for Leicester East, has written to the City Mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, to propose that Leicester be put forward as an area where Syrian refugees to be resettled in the United Kingdom. In the … Continue reading

Immigration and Integration between Turkey and the UK.

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday 10th September Keith attended an event hosted by the Centre for Turkish Studies (CEFTUS) entitled ‘Bridge between Turkey and UK: From Immigration to Integration’. Keith gave the opening remarks in a lively debate which focused on the social … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 11th September 2015

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 11th September 2015:   – 678 Cases taken up – 1254 Visitors to Casework Centre – 30 Surgeries Held – 74 hours of Surgeries – 155 Cases referred to other MPs – 485 Cases … Continue reading

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