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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Emergency Debate on Refugee Crisis in House of Commons

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Local News

The House of Commons held an emergency debate on the refugee crisis on Tuesday 8th September. During the debate, which comes at a time when many people are deeply concerned with the plight of Syrian refugees, and those from other … Continue reading

Parliamentary Screening of ‘That Sugar Film’

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Local News

Keith attended the Parliamentary screening of ‘That Sugar Film’ on Monday 7th September, in an event hosted by Luciana Berger MP. The film highlights the high sugar content of foods many would consider to be healthy, and are branded & … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee takes evidence from the Mayor of Calais

Posted on September 8th, 2015 in Local News
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On Tuesday 8 September the Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence as part of its inquiries into policing, psychoactive substances and the migration crisis. It first took evidence from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on the work of … Continue reading

Keith Raises Syrian Refugees with the Prime Minister

Posted on September 8th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 7th September, Keith raised two key points during the Prime Minister’s statement on the UK accepting 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. During the debate, Keith said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement and remind him … Continue reading

Visit to Tunisia 2-4th September 2015.

Posted on September 5th, 2015 in Local News

Keith visited Tunisia from the 2-4th September to investigate the present counter terrorism situation, as well matters relevant to the Mediterranean migration crisis. During the visit, Keith met with the Minister for Health, Said Aidi; Minister for Tourism, Salma Elloumi … Continue reading

68th Anniversary of India’s Independence.

Posted on August 29th, 2015 in Local News

On Friday 28th August Keith was a Guest of Honor at the Indian Overseas Congress to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of India’s Independence. The event was in the Civic Centre in Leicester where Keith spoke to many local people celebrating … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 28th August 2015

Posted on August 28th, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 28th August 2015:   – 658 Cases taken up – 1242 Visitors to Casework Centre – 29 Surgeries Held – 71 hours of Surgeries – 145 Cases referred to other MPs – 481 Cases referred … Continue reading

Article on Immigration Crisis: Dominoes Around Europe

Posted on August 26th, 2015 in Local News

Today Keith’s latest article was published on this Summer’s immigration crisis. In it the risk of other Northern European ports and towns developing similar situations to that in Calais is highlighted. Europol are identified as a key organisation in tackling this … Continue reading

Keith welcomes Yvette Cooper in Leicester for Leadership campaign.

Posted on August 24th, 2015 in Local News

On Sunday 23rd August Keith welcomed Yvette Cooper to Leicester to support her campaign for the Leadership Election. He participated in a discussion with her and local residents. The event was co-hosted with Jonathan Ashworth Member of Parliament for Leicester … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 21st August 2015

Posted on August 21st, 2015 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 21st August 2015:   – 622 Cases taken up – 1224 Visitors to Casework Centre – 28 Surgeries Held – 69 hours of Surgeries – 139 Cases referred to other MPs – 470 Cases … Continue reading

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