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 Sponsors a Possible Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

Posted on January 16th, 2015 in Local News

Keith has sponsored Sir Alan Duncan MP’s Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, which will be presented on Monday 19th January 2015. This Act set the date of the upcoming election four years in advance, rather than at any … Continue reading

More Problems with Sainsbury’s Developments in Belgrave

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News

The ongoing problems in Belgrave, from Sainsbury’s mismanagement of their former store site, continue to upset residents and businesses in the area. After being told that Sainsbury’s and their partners Henry Boot Developments will not share their plans for the … Continue reading

Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News
Sri Lanka

Keith has called upon the House of Commons to congratulate the people of Sri Lanka following the recent Presidential elections, in an Early Day Motion he has tabled. He also called upon newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena to launch a full investigation … Continue reading

‘State of the Nation’ Diabetes UK event

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the parliamentary launch of Diabetes UK’s report ‘State of the Nation: Challenge for 2015 and beyond’ on 14th January. This reception brought together people living with diabetes, parliamentarians, policy makers and healthcare professionals to discuss what measures need … Continue reading

Keith urges European Union leaders to lift ban on Indian Mangoes

Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Local News

On the 19/20th January, the European Union will debate the harmful ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes, which has devastated businesses in Leicester. Keith has written to the Prime Ministers and Presidents of every member state in the EU, asking them … Continue reading

Parliament applauds the service of Indian infantry in WW1 and WW2

Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Local News

Keith has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons (no. 672), to raise awareness of the incredible service of the Maratha infantry in World War One and Two. The full text of the Early Day Motion: The … Continue reading

Obesity Awareness Week 2015

Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Local News

This week, from 12-18th January, will be used to raise awareness of obesity and the numerous implications it can have for health, including diabetes and heart disease. Please join Keith in supporting this campaign, and show your support in a … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee evidence session 13th January

Posted on January 13th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 13 January, the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence as part of a number of both ongoing and new inquiries including counter terrorism, Police Information Notices and out of court disposals. The Committee took evidence from Sara Thornton, Chief … Continue reading

Solidarity with Charlie Hedbo

Posted on January 8th, 2015 in Local News

MPs and staff from all parties joined in Parliament today to show solidarity with the people of France, after the horrific shootings in Paris yesterday. Joined by the Speaker John Bercow, the Leader of the House William Hague and Shadow … Continue reading

Downsizing of Visa Services in Mumbai and Dhaka

Posted on January 8th, 2015 in Local News

Recently, there have been worrying changes decided on UK visa services in India and Bangladesh The Government is downsizing its presence in Mumbai, one of the busiest visa centres in the world, from 70 to 20 staff, with the majority … Continue reading

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