Welcome.

Thank you for visiting my website. During the General Election Keith is no longer a sitting MP. Throughout the election campaign this website will be updated with campaign news and activities. Any articles referring to Keith as an MP and his Parliamentary work pre-date the election. I welcome all comments and suggestions about issues in Leicester East.

With very best wishes,

Keith Vaz

Petition presented to Parliament concerning Visa fees for Pilgrimage to Hajj and Umrah

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News

Following concerns from constituents Keith presented a petition to Parliament about the increase in visa fees for religious visits to Saudi Arabia. The petition expresses concern that the Ministry of Hajj of Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the visa fees for … Continue reading

Early day motion 731: Nagar Kirtan Celebrations

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News

Keith has tabled an EDM on the Nagar Kirtan processions in Leicester during the weekend of the 26-27th November. It read: That this House congratulates the Sikh community on the Nagar Kirtan processions which took place across the UK on … Continue reading

Rupee Recall by Indian Government

Posted on November 30th, 2016 in Local News

The Indian government has announced a recall of all existing 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from circulation. British Indians with Rupees in the UK would currently need to fly to India to exchange their currency before the deadline of 30th … Continue reading

Leicester Great for Small Business Start Ups

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Local News

Leicester has been named as the third best location to start a small business in the UK for the second year in a row according to recent research compiled by Informi. Leicester made it into the top three after information … Continue reading

Keith backs campaign to help shoppers get problems with faulty goods solved

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Local News

Keith backed the National Consumer Week, a campaign to help people use their consumer rights to get problems with faulty goods like TVs, laptops and mobile phones resolved. Research from Citizens Advice has revealed that two thirds of people had a … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016

Posted on November 28th, 2016 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016: -875 Cases taken up –688 Visitors to Casework Centre –41 Surgeries Held –78 hours of Surgeries –145 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

Tyler Thompson Memorial

Posted on November 25th, 2016 in Local News

Keith attended the first anniversary memorial service for Tyler Thompson, who was 16 years of age when he was killed, at City of Leicester College where Tyler was a student. The memorial was led by Tyler’s mother Amy Morgan who … Continue reading

‘Levelling Up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care’ Report Launch

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 in Local News

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes has launched their report “Levelling up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care”. The Secretary of State for Health the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP attended and spoke at the launch. The report summarises a year … Continue reading

Opposition Day Debate on National Health Service Funding

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Local News

Keith raised diabetes prevention in the opposition day debate on National Health Service Funding on Tuesday 23rd November 20176. He said: “It is important that we focus not just on the level of spending but on where we spend the … Continue reading

Meeting with Acting High Commissioner for India Dinesh K. Patnaik

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Local News

Following the concerns of numerous constituents, Keith met with the Acting High Commissioner for India Dinesh K. Patnaik to discuss the decision by Prime Minister Modi to withdraw the 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes from the financial system. British citizens of … Continue reading

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