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

Policing raised in Parliament

Posted on March 31st, 2017 in Local News

Keith paid tribute to police forces across the country in his speech during the debate on matters to be raised before the Easter Adjournment this week. He focused on the Police Funding Formula, access to police pensions for widows and … Continue reading

Slow Broadband Speeds in Leicester

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Local News

The British Infrastructure Group’s has released a report ‘Broadband 2.0’. The report takes a comprehensive look at broadband download speeds across every constituency in the UK, and finds that there are on average 6.7 million UK properties that could qualify … Continue reading

Article 50 Triggered

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Local News

Theresa May gave a statement to the House of Commons after triggering Article 50, which begins the process of the UK leaving the European Union. Following the Prime Minister’s statement, Keith asked: “I congratulate the Prime Minister on her appointment … Continue reading

Meeting with Minister for Public Health and Innovation

Posted on March 29th, 2017 in Local News

Keith  and Jim Shannon MP met with Nicola Blackwood MP, the Minister for Public Health and Innovation this week on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, of which they are Chair and Vice-Chair respectively. At the meeting … Continue reading

Parliament Debates Motion on Yemen

Posted on March 29th, 2017 in Local News

Keith led a debate in Parliament on a motion regarding the conflict in Yemen. The motion was: That this House notes the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen; and calls upon the Government to take a lead in passing a resolution … Continue reading

Bilateral Relations with India

Posted on March 29th, 2017 in Local News

During questions to the Foreign Secretary on the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Keith raised bilateral relations with India, and the UK-India year of culture. Keith asked Foreign Office Minister Alok Sharma: This year marks the UK-India year … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 24th of March 2017

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics – 24th of March 2017: -343 Cases taken up –142 Visitors to Casework Centre –11 Surgeries Held –22 hours of Surgeries –28 Cases referred to other MPs –27 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –308 Letters … Continue reading

Upcoming Debate on Yemen

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

The House of Commons will be holding a debate on the Conflict in Yemen, led by the Officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group, on Tuesday 28 March. As Chair of the Group, Keith will lead the debate with Group … Continue reading

Meeting with Yemeni Community in Sheffield

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

Keith met with members of the Yemeni community in Sheffield, with local MP Gill Furniss. Keith last met the Yemeni community in Sheffield with the late-Harry Harpham MP. During the meeting, Keith answered a number of questions from the audience … Continue reading

Leicester Mum’s war against knife crime reaches Parliament

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

Keith has presented a Bill to change the sentences for possession and murder with a knife, after a powerful and moving campaign by the mother of Tyler Thompson, Amy Morgan. Tyler was a tragic victim of knife crime, and Amy … Continue reading

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