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

SEWA Pioneer Awards in Parliament

Posted on June 26th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith attended the SEWA Pioneer Awards 2105 event in the House of Commons, to present an award to Lopa Patel MBE celebrating her achievements. The SEWA Pioneer Awards recognizes groups and individuals who undertake ‘Sewa’ to promote community cohesion and services … Continue reading

Crucial Debate on BBC Funding in the Midlands

Posted on June 24th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith was present on Tuesday 23rd June, for an important debate on BBC funding in the Midlands, which falls far behind all other regions in the United Kingdom. During the debate, Keith specifically highlighted the transfer of some BBC Asian … Continue reading

Call for Effective Rehabilitation Services in Prisons

Posted on June 24th, 2015 in Local News
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In Justice Questions on Tuesday 23rd June 2015, Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons with Lord Chancellor Michael Gove, which is a major factor in repeated offences and the ‘cycle’ of imprisonment. Keith said:  Thirty-five per … Continue reading

Call for HSBC to Review Decision to Close Uppingham Road Branch

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 in Local News
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Keith has written to the regional director of HSBC, calling for the organisation to review its decision to close its branch on Uppingham Road Leicester. The branch is currently due to close on Friday 11th September 2015. Keith raised concerns … Continue reading

Letter from solicitors of the family of 12 who have gone to Syria

Posted on June 20th, 2015 in Local News

Keith, as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, received a letter from the solicitors of the fathers of the children who are believed to have reached Syria with their mothers. The letter can be found at the following link: … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 19th June 2015

Posted on June 19th, 2015 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 19th June 2015:   – 459 Cases taken up – 1115 Visitors to Casework Centre – 22 Surgeries Held – 55 hours of Surgeries – 51 Cases referred to other MPs – … Continue reading

Keith Elected Chair of the Diabetes APPG

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News
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On Wednesday 17th June 2015, Keith was elected unanimously by his fellow Members of Parliament as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes. The election of Officers took place during the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

Keith Vaz elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Posted on June 18th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith was re-elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Committee for the next five years by 412 votes to 192. The Home Affairs Select Committee scrutinises the work of the Home Office in dealing with areas such as counter terrorism, … Continue reading

Nominations for Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership Candidates

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News
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Today, nominations closed for the Deputy Leadership nominations of the Labour Party. Nominations for the Leadership election closed earlier this week. At the request of candidates who required 35 votes to be on the ballot paper, Keith nominated Angela Eagle … Continue reading

Residents of Leicester East Campaign on Climate Change in Westminster

Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Local News
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On Wednesday 17th June, Keith met with Leicester East residents who were in Westminster campaigning on the issue of climate change. He met with Christina Mottram, Mr and Mrs Gage and Alison Skinner in Westminster Hall.

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