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

Radicalisation in Prisons

Posted on January 27th, 2016 in Local News

Parliament debated the topic of radicalisation in prisons on Tuesday 26th January 2016. Keith Vaz declared he “welcomed the steps that have been taken to tackle radicalisation in prisons, but the problem exists once people come outside prisons and the need … Continue reading

Child Refugees in Europe

Posted on January 27th, 2016 in Local News

Parliament debated the topic of Child Refugees in Europe on Monday 25th January 2016. During the debate, Keith highlighted that “last year, 300,000 child refugees entered through Greece and 16,000 entered through Italy. Countries at the EU’s external border are … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 22nd January 2016

Posted on January 25th, 2016 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st – 22nd January 2016: –73 Cases taken up –31 Visitors to Casework Centre –2 Surgeries Held –4 hours of Surgeries –4 Cases referred to other MPs –25 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –81 Letters … Continue reading

Baroness Doreen Lawrence installed as Chancellor of DMU Leicester

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 in Local News
KV and Baroness Lawrence

Keith attended the installment of Baroness Doreen Lawrence as Chancellor of De Monfort University in Leicester. Baroness Doreen Lawrence said: “I am delighted to be joining De Montfort University as its new Chancellor. I am a huge believer in education’s … Continue reading

Childhood Obesity Strategy Debate

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 in Local News

Keith attended and spoke in the  Childhood Obesity Strategy debate on the 21st January. The debate, proposed by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, discussed measures such as the introduction of a sugar tax, promoting exercise in children and better labelling of … Continue reading

Keith speaks at Donald Trump Westminster Hall debate

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 in Local News

On Monday 18th January a Westminster Hall Debate took place in response to an e-petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from the UK. The debate, moved by Paul Flynn, the Member for Newport West, was attended by MPs … Continue reading

Idris Elba Diversity Event at the House of Commons

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 in Local News

Keith attended Channel 4’s D.I.V.E.R.S.E. (Driving Industry Voices to Encourage Real Social Equality) Event on 18th January. The event featured a keynote address by Idris Elba in which he spoke about encouraging diversity in the TV industry. Idris summed up the … Continue reading

Psychoactive Substances Bill

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News

Parliament debated the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Psychoactive Substances Bill on Wednesday 21st January 2016. The Bill was the subject of a report by the Home Affairs Select Committee last year. During the debate, Keith gave a speech … Continue reading

Red Doors Identifying Asylum Seeker Housing

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News

On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Parliament debated the revelations in the Times that a subcontractor of G4S, Jomast, had painted the doors of all asylum seeker housing under their contract red. This has made these houses easily identified, and the … Continue reading

Poppy Worthington Case Raised in Parliament

Posted on January 21st, 2016 in Local News

On Wednesday 20th January 2016, the House of Commons debated an urgent question on the tragic case of Poppy Worthington. Keith said during the debate: I welcome the Minister’s commitment to pursue these matters until all lessons can be learned, … Continue reading

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