May 8th, 2015Labour MP for Leicester East, Keith Vaz has been re-elected with 29,386 votes in Thursday’s general election.
Full Results for Leicester East
Keith Vaz (Lab) 29,386
Kishan Devani (Con) 11,034
Susanna Steptoe (UKIP) 4290
Nimit Jethwa (Green)...By May 8th, 20150 comments
March 2nd, 2015The Indian visa centre at the Peepul Centre in Leicester is now open 5 days a week from today.
Leicester East MP, Keith Vaz was at the centre today to launch the extended 5 day service which now offers more services for customers across the East Midlands, including a full range of Visa, OCI and Indian Passport services,...By March 2nd, 20150 comments
December 12th, 2014The lights on the Meryl Vaz Christmas tree were switched on at a ceremony attended by dozens of people on Friday night.
Bhasker Patel who plays Rishi Sharma on the television soap Emmerdale did the honour along with Leicester Lord Mayor Councillor John Thomas, Leicester East MP Keith Vaz and his daughter.
The...By December 12th, 20140 comments
November 7th, 2014Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan paid a visit to Leicester's First Free Sikh School, Falcons Primary School today.
The school was opened two weeks ago, although it was originally due to open in September, but the school's funding was withdrawn by the Department for Education.
After looking around...By November 7th, 20140 comments
September 15th, 2014Leicester East MP Keith Vaz met with parents and children who were excited by the news that Leicester's first Sikh free school, Falcons Primary was set to open.
The school which has finally been given the go-ahead to open thanks partly to the support from Keith Vaz, was originally set to open four weeks ago,...By September 15th, 20140 comments
July 30th, 2014Community and faith leaders along with a member of the local parliament travel to 10 Downing Street to present the ‘One Leicester’ Peace Flag produced by the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) in solidarity with the people of Gaza, who have suffered and continue to endure weeks of unbearable...By July 30th, 20140 comments
April 29th, 2014Leicester East MP Keith Vaz met up with Asian shopkeepers at the weekend to discuss the ban on Alphonso mangoes and how it will affect businesses.
From May 1st a ban on the import of Alphonso mangoes will come into play, which was put in place by the European Commission.
The department for...By April 29th, 20140 comments
January 24th, 2014
Today Abacus Wills & Trust, a company that provides assistance in writing wills, celebrated their move to Abacus House, and local MP Keith Vaz was present to cut the ribbon and declare the office open. The opening ceremony was attended by around sixty people and the MP was impressed with the work of the company and...By January 24th, 20140 comments
May 8th, 2013
MP Keith Vaz and host of the hit Indian Masterchef TV show Sanjeev Kapoor kicked off Leicester's first ever mango festival on bank holiday Monday. Hundreds attended the festival which took place on Belgrave’s Cossington Park, with temperatures that day reaching 22C....By May 8th, 20130 comments
November 4th, 2012
Thousands were in attendance this year for the annual Leicester Diwali Light Switch event on the Golden Mile.
As well as all the celebrations on stage Leicester MPs Keith Vaz, Liz Kendall and Jon Ashworth welcomed people to the event as well as Chief Constable of Leicestershire, Simon Cole and Leicester City Mayor, Sir...By November 4th, 20120 comments
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