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

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

Aviation Security and Tourism

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

During a government statement on aviation security, following an announcement that security on flights to certain countries would be tightened, Keith raised tourism in Tunisia. Keith asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling: “The Secretary of State is … Continue reading

Royal Navy Operations in the Mediterranean

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

During questions to the Secretary of State for Defence, Keith raised the Royal Navy operations in the Mediterranean to address the refugee crisis. Focusing on ongoing operations in Libya, Keith asked: “The Royal Navy is at the forefront of tackling … Continue reading

Yemen Raised in Business Questions

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Local News

Keith raised the humanitarian crisis in Yemen in Business Questions to the Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington MP. The Backbench Business Committee has confirmed that there will be a debate on the conflict in Yemen, on Tuesday … Continue reading

British Diabetes Excellence raised at Health Questions

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in Local News

The excellence  of diabetes clinicians in the UK was raised at Health Questions this week. Keith said: May I endorse what the hon. Member for Bristol North West (Charlotte Leslie) said? In the area of diabetes, for example, our country … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics – 17th of March 2017

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Local News

Weekly Office Statistics – 17th of March 2017: -301 Cases taken up –132 Visitors to Casework Centre –10 Surgeries Held –20 hours of Surgeries –25 Cases referred to other MPs –24 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –271 Letters … Continue reading

Bishop of Leicester meets MPs at Westminster

Posted on March 16th, 2017 in Local News

The Bishop of Leicester the Rt Revd Martyn Snow and the Dean of the Cathedral David Monteith had a meeting with City and County MPs in Parliament. The Bishop spoke of wish to initiate a Rural Commission. MPs who included … Continue reading

APPG for Pharmacy meeting on the Pharmacy Access Scheme

Posted on March 16th, 2017 in Local News

Keith attended the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pharmacy meeting on the Pharmacy Access Scheme earlier this week. The meeting was chaired by Sir Kevin Barron MP, Chair of the APPG on Pharmacy and featured speakers including  Olivier Picard, Director, … Continue reading

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