Thank you for visiting my website. Here you can find information about my local activities in Leicester East, where I am standing as the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. I welcome all comments and suggestions about issues in Leicester East. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you think I can help you with a problem. You can do this directly through the website, where you will also find details on how to book an appointment.

With very best wishes,

Keith Vaz

Cuts to Adult Education Funding in Leicester

Posted on February 7th, 2015 in Local News

On 6th February 2015 Keith met with Verity Hancock, Principal of Leicester College, to discuss cuts that have been made to adult and community learning in Leicester. There are concerns that these cuts will leave people unable to seek the … Continue reading

Opening of the exhibition in The Race Equality Centre

Posted on February 7th, 2015 in Local News

The Race Equality Centre (TREC) in Leicester is staging the exhibition ”Together we won the war”, which celebrates the part played by Asian, African and Caribbean troops in the First World War. Keith officially opened the exhibition on the 6th … Continue reading

Opening of the Leicester Food Park

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 4th February 2015, Keith attended the opening of the Leicester Food Park which is by Lewisher Road. The £5.8 million Centre will be hub for start-ups and small businesses, which will provide dozens of new jobs and a … Continue reading

Opening of Futures National Careers service Offices

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in Local News

Keith opened the new Futures National Careers Service offices in Charles Street, Leicester on the 6th February 2015. The service offers advice, guidance and assistance to adults seeking employment, and Keith was delighted to meet both trainers and clients at … Continue reading

Prisoner Re-Offending Debated in the House of Commons

Posted on February 5th, 2015 in Local News

Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons, in a question to the Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling. After demonstrating that there were 4,500 drug seizures in prisons last year, Keith asked what steps … Continue reading

Indian Government Welcomes the Successful Mango Campaign

Posted on February 5th, 2015 in Local News
Mango Letter - Indian Gov

Many were pleased last month when the European Union voted to lift the ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes. From traders in Leicester, to business across the UK and India, many welcomed this positive move. Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary of the Department … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee session on Tuesday 3 February

Posted on February 4th, 2015 in Local News

The Home Affairs Select Committee took evidence on Tuesday 3 February on counter terrorism from Sally and Micheal Evans, the mother and brother of a man who travelled to Somalia to fight alongside Al Shabab; counter terrorism experts Dr Usama … Continue reading

Leicestershire Fire Brigades Union Meeting in Parliament

Posted on February 4th, 2015 in Local News
FBU Meeting

On the 3rd February 2015, representatives from the Leicestershire Fire Brigades Union met with Leicester and Leicestershire MPs in the House of Commons to discuss their concerns with cuts to local fire services. At this important and productive briefing, Keith … Continue reading

Hamilton Demolition Completed

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 in Local News

Keith completed the demolition of the last building on the old Hamilton College site watched by Principal John Morris. PLEASE NOTE: This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no … Continue reading

MPs take on Lord Mayor in 5 a side thriller

Posted on January 31st, 2015 in Local News

A 5 a side thriller took place at the Merlyn Vaz Sports Centre, Hamilton Community Centre when a team led by Keith beat a team lead by City Lord Mayor John Thomas in support of the Lord Mayor’s charities. The … Continue reading

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