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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP
On the 23rd January, Keith met with Wasim Khan the new Chief Executive of Leicester Country Cricket Club. Keith welcomed the plans for the future development of the Club.
Keith gave a speech at the United Against Ebola Launch hosted by Akosua and Michael Essien with the Ambassadors of Health Africa International (HAI). The evening was created to launch their new educational campaign, delivering sustainable support in the fight … Continue reading
Keith met with Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Gujarat Government Cabinet Minister for Education, Food, Civil Supply & Consumer affairs, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs at the House of Commons. They discussed the issue of the future of education in India. Keith invited the … Continue reading
The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 20 January as part of a number of new and ongoing inquiries. The Committee took evidence from the Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention on FGM … Continue reading
On the 21st January 2015, the House of Commons debated the reported coup in Yemen, following an urgent question Keith presented to the government. There was unanimous concern for the crisis in Yemen. Keith declared to the House: “If Yemen … Continue reading
Keith attended the celebration of 75oth anniversary of the Monfort Parliament of 1265 at Westminster Abbey Chapter House. This special event celebrates the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon de Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265. … Continue reading
An application for a Hindu-faith secondary school in Leicester was endorsed in Parliament on the 19th January, when Keith raised the application with the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan. He asked if she would look favourably upon this … Continue reading
Today the EU Commission for Health and Food Safety voted to end the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, a ban which has caused many problems for traders in Leicester. After a long campaign to lift the ban, Keith was … Continue reading
Following the launch of a House of Commons petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to lighting and safety for pedestrians around Sanatan Mandir, Leicester City Council have confirmed they will be making a number of improvements. Keith was … Continue reading
On the 19th January 2015, Keith met the Leicestershire County Council Disabled Worker’s Group to discuss issues of disability in the workplace. During the meeting, Keith signalled his desire to help address the various issues surrounding disability in the workplace.