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

Early Day Motion: Thomas Cook’s 175th Anniversary

Posted on May 26th, 2016 in Local News
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That this House congratulates Thomas Cook Group PLC on its 175th anniversary; notes that the group’s founder, Thomas Cook, organised his first excursion in 1841 from Leicester to Loughborough, which is signified by his statue outside Leicester railway station; commends … Continue reading

Hudson Summit 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith chaired the Hudson Summit at the House of Commons on Wednesday 25th May 2016. The aim of the Summit was to establish an industry commitment to lowering sugar content in food and drink products and labelling reforms such as … Continue reading

Proceeds of crime examined with law enforcement authorities

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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The Home Affairs Select Committee held the final evidence session for its inquiry into Proceeds of Crime. This session focused on the work of the law enforcement authorities, and the witnesses were: Panel 1 Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Clark, Head … Continue reading

Police Scotland chief questioned on College of Policing

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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As part of the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the work of the College of Policing, the Committee heard evidence from the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Philip Gormley on Tuesday 24th May. It was also an opportunity for … Continue reading

Adjournment Debate on the Community Pharmacy Budget

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith attended the Adjournment Debate on the Community Pharmacy Budget on Tuesday 24th May 2016. Keith intervened saying: “I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Instead of cutting the budget for pharmacies, we could use them much more … Continue reading

Urgent Question on the use of Cluster Munitions in Yemen

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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There was an Urgent Question on the use of cluster munitions in Yemen in Parliament on Tuesday 24th May 2016. Keith intervened saying: Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting the urgent question to … Continue reading

Yemen at Foreign Office Questions

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith asked question 9 at Foreign and Commonwealth Questions on Tuesday 24th May 2016. The question to the Foreign Office Minister was: “What recent assessment he has made of progress in the peace process in Yemen.” The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of … Continue reading

Debate on the Queen’s Speech

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith made a speech during a Parliamentary debate on Defending Public Services, which forms part of the exchange following the Queen’s Speech in the House of Commons. In his speech, the issues raised included prison reform, the EU Referendum, extremism … Continue reading

UQ UK Economy: Post-Referendum Assessment

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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Keith intervened on Monday 23rd May 2016 in an Urgent Question on the UK Economy’s post-referendum assessment. Keith said: “It is right that we should deal with scare stories as quickly as possible, and I think that the Minister has … Continue reading

Urgent Question on the Childhood Obesity Strategy

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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Keith was granted an Urgent Question in Parliament on Monday 23rd May 2016. The UQ related to current dietary advice and the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. Keith asked the question in response to a report published by the National Obesity … Continue reading

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