Multi faith festival All Saints Darlaston

May 21st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The multi-faith community festival took place at All Saints Church in Darlaston on Saturday 21 May 2016.   There were various stalls, crafts for the children, the Darlaston Rotary Club who are having a sleep out for charity on 30 …

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Valerie launches Cannock Line Electrification and Route Upgrade

May 20th, 2016
Cannock Line Electrification

On Friday 20th May 2016, I launched the next phase of the electrification of the railway between Walsall and Rugeley which is being upgraded and electrified by Network Rail. The £36m investment will provide passengers with more reliable, faster and …

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Walsall FC in play-offs against Barnsley

May 19th, 2016
Walsall FC 20.5.16 Free Kick

There was a crowd of 8,000 at the Banks’s Stadium as we watched the Saddlers in the FC play-off match against Barnsley on a warm Thursday evening on 19 May 2016. The photo shows the free kick to the Saddlers …

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The State Opening of Parliament

May 18th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The House rose on the 12 May 2016 and the State opening of Parliament took place on the 18 May 2016. The Queen’s speech outlined the Government’s programme of legislation and policies for the coming year. Here is the full …

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Young Epilepsy Champions Awards 2016

May 18th, 2016
Epilepsy Awards 18.5.16

On Wednesday 18th May 2016 I was delighted to present the first award at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards to celebrate the achievements of those living with epilepsy, their families, carers, teachers and support networks.   As Chair of the …

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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee visits Somerset

May 12th, 2016
EFRA Committee visit Somerset

I am a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) and on the 12th May 2016 the Committee visited the Somerset Levels and Moors. At the roundtable we heard from members of the Environmental Agency, the …

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Valerie celebrates University of Wolverhampton’s contribution to healthcare

May 11th, 2016
University of Wolverhampton Healthcare

On Wednesday 11th May 2016, Lord Swaraj Paul the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor Geoff Layer, other MPs and guests from the Black Country at the House of Lords to celebrate the University of Wolverhampton’s contribution to healthcare.   Welcoming everyone to …

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Valerie granted Adjournment Debate on early closure of the HMRC Walsall Office

May 10th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

It was not long after the Back Bench Committee had granted a debate on the closure of HMRC offices, when HMRC decided on the 4 May 2016 without any consultation to bring forward the closure of the office at Pattinson …

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