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

Opening of the Purpose Built Diabetes Centre at Leicester General Hospital

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Local News
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On Friday 14th November Keith was at Leicester General Hospital to open a new, purpose built diabetes department. Keith met with the hospital’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Mr Karamjit Singh CBE and Mr John Adler respectively, as well as Dr … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on RIPA and child abuse

Posted on November 12th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee had two sessions on Tuesday 11th November. The first session focused on historic child abuse and the Committee heard from representatives of victims: Alison Millar, from LeighDay; Peter Saunders, CEO of the National Association for … Continue reading

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Diversity Reception

Posted on November 11th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith together with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow hosted Diversity Reception on 10th November 2014 organised by Sir Simon Milton Foundation. Amongst the special guests where Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, … Continue reading

Keith Vaz Raises Belgrave Roadworks in the House of Commons

Posted on November 11th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith spoke in the House of Commons on Monday 10th November about the continued roadwork problems in Belgrave, Leicester. Speaking during oral questions to the Government Department for Communities and Local Government, Keith asked the Secretary of State: “When will … Continue reading

Opening of Tamil Temple in Belgrave

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of Sri Jaya Durga Temple in Belgrave where he received the blessings of the senior priest. This is the first Tamil Temple in Leicester. Keith wished them well in their new religious centre.

Discussion with Sainsbury’s on Belgrave works

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Following his half hour debate in parliament Sainsbury’s requested a meting with Keith to discuss roadworks. Accompanied by Councillor Joshi, Dharmesh Lakhani, Head of Belgrave Traders Association and Councillor Manjula Sood. The meeting discussed a number of points, starting with … Continue reading

Visit to Falcon School

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith visited Falcons School on the occasion of the visit of Nicky Morgan the Secretary of State for Education and John Nahs the Under-Secretary of State for Schools. The school is now 2 weeks old. The listened to a special … Continue reading

‘New Turkey’ CEFTUS debate

Posted on November 7th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith spoke at the new CEFTUS debate series titled ‘New Turkey’.Successive AK Party governments have promoted the idea that they are building a ‘New Turkey,’ which they assert will be more democratic and pluralistic than the Turkey of previous generations. … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on RIPA

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee held an evidence session on Tuesday 4th November on the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). The Committee took evidence from Sir Paul Kennedy, Interception of Communications Commissioner; Michelle Stanistreet, General … Continue reading

Keith Vaz Named Labour MP of the Year 2014

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith was awarded Labour MP of the Year 2014 last night, for his work with under-represented, deprived and minority communities across the country. He was awarded the prize by Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP and the Patchwork Foundation … Continue reading

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