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

Keith meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin

Posted on January 16th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith met with Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Vigenin in Parliament yesterday where they shared views on the European Union and immigration. Also present at the meeting was His Excellency Konstantin Dimitrov, Bulgarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Keith asks the Prime Minister to join him in the war on sugar

Posted on January 16th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith asked Prime Minister David Cameron in Prime Minister’s Questions to join him in the  ‘war on sugar’ by giving up sugar and sugary drinks for one day. The Prime Minister said he would take this up if he could … Continue reading

Keith visits Waitrose to discuss their obesity strategy

Posted on January 15th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith has visited Waitrose in the Brent Cross Shopping Centre to discuss what the supermarket chain are doing to address the issue of added sugar in food and drink. Whilst there Keith met with Moira Howie, Nutrition Manager, Ben Stimson, Director … Continue reading

Keith attends launch of National Obesity Awareness Week

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith recently attended a Parliamentary reception to mark the beginning of National Obesity Awareness Week and its campaign to turn obesity in the UK around. At the meeting Keith met with organisations supporting National Obesity Awareness Week, which has been organised … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee visit to Luton Airport on 1st January 2014

Posted on January 7th, 2014 in Local News
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Keith and members of the Home Affairs Select Committee have visited Luton Airport to observe immigration and passport control as part of their continuing inquiry into the work of the immigration system. The visit took place on the morning of … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee Publishes Drugs Report

Posted on December 19th, 2013 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, has published a follow up report into drugs. The report focuses on the dangers of psychoactive substances and prescription drugs. A online version can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmhaff/819/81902.htm

Keith congratulates X-Factor winner Sam Bailey on her victory

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith has congratulated Sam Bailey on her victory in this year’s X-Factor competition, at the Foxes match with Manchester City yesterday. Sam signed a copy of her new single ‘Skyscraper’ for Keith. On Monday Keith put down a Parliamentary motion to … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee takes evidence from HMIC

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence from Tom Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Keith asked Mr Winsor about the role of HMIC, the manipulation of crime figures and PCCs.

Keith takes evidence from the Home Secretary on Counter Terrorism

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, asked questions of Rt. Hon Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary as part of the Committee’s inquiry into Counter Terrorism. The Committee heard evidence on foreign fighters, TPims and capacity building. … Continue reading

Keith and Nirvana FC meet Sports Minister Helen Grant

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Local News
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Keith and representatives of Nirvana Football Club have met with Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Sport, Equality and Tourism to discuss future opportunities for the Leicester-based team. Attending from Nirvana were Kirk Masters, Chairman and Zoe Sheppard, Treasurer.  

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