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. 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

Electrification of the Midland Mainline

Posted on November 8th, 2016 in Local News

An adjournment debate on the electrification of the Midland Mainline, secured by the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, was debated in Parliament on Monday 7th November 2016. Keith intervened in the debate to pay tribute to staff on the railway and … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 4 November 2016

Posted on November 7th, 2016 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 4 November 2016: -807 Cases taken up –647 Visitors to Casework Centre –38 Surgeries Held –72 hours of Surgeries –142 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Speed Calming measures on Whitehall Road, Evington

Posted on November 7th, 2016 in Local News

Keith and Cllr Deepak Bajaj met with residents of Whitehall Road, Susan Avenue and Mickleton Drive concerning the traffic calming measures to be implemented by Leicester City Council in Evington. Clare Knight spoke on behalf of residents stating that there is … Continue reading

Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year

Posted on October 28th, 2016 in Local News

I would like to wish all my constituents celebrating the festival of lights a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year.

Coca Cola Christmas Truck

Posted on October 28th, 2016 in Local News

Keith has received a reply from Mark Saxon, Head of Public Affairs GB at The Coca-Cola Company, to his inquiry about the Coca Cola Christmas Truck’s visit to Leicester. Keith asked if the truck would be re-branded to advertise the … Continue reading

Diabetes Innovation Summit, Manchester Town Hall

Posted on October 27th, 2016 in Local News

In October the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes hosted the Diabetes Innovation Summit at Manchester Town Hall in collaboration with Manchester City Council. The day involved keynote addresses from Dr Partha Kar, the Associate National Director for Diabetes, Simon … Continue reading

Opposition Day Debate on Yemen

Posted on October 27th, 2016 in Local News

The Opposition Day Motion in the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th October was on the Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. The debate follows an adjournment debate led by Keith the week before on the crisis in Yemen. Keith … Continue reading

Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011

Posted on October 27th, 2016 in Local News

Keith participated in the General Committee to debate the extension of powers under the Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011. During the discussion, he raised cases of criminals absconding in cases relevant to the Act. This contribution can be seen … Continue reading

Criminal Finances Bill Second Reading

Posted on October 27th, 2016 in Local News

On Tuesday 25th October the House of Commons debated the Criminal Finances Bill. The Bill seeks to: tackle money laundering and corruption; recover the proceeds of crime; and counter terrorist financing. Keith contributed several times to the debate, and the … Continue reading

Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Being Demolished

Posted on October 25th, 2016 in Local News

As the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais began to be demolished on Monday 24th October, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a statement in the House of Commons on the current situation at the camp. After the debate, Keith asked: “May … Continue reading

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