Statement on Article 50 vote

February 15th, 2017

Having campaigned for a ‘Remain’ vote, I was saddened and frustrated by the outcome. For me and for many people the Article 50 vote presented a difficult choice.   Although I am fiercely pro-EU, I am also a democrat. The …

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Business Questions 9 February 2017

February 9th, 2017
LothH 9Feb17

I asked the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP a number of issues at Business Questions:   I thank the Leader of the House for his statement. May I add my birthday wishes to my hon. Friend …

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Valerie welcomes Rough Hay Primary School to Parliament

February 6th, 2017
Rough Hay School 6Feb17

I was pleased to welcome Rough Hay Primary School Year 4 to the Education Centre in Parliament on Monday 6 February 2017.   The Education Centre has themed learning spaces to add to the exciting experience of visiting Parliament. I …

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Valerie visits Pleck and Pheasey Libraries

February 4th, 2017
Pleck Library

On Saturday 4 February 2017 I visited Pleck and Pheasey Library – two of the three libraries facing closure in Walsall South.   I am alarmed by the prospect of closure. Libraries are not only used for lending books. At …

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Business Questions 2 February 2017

February 2nd, 2017
LotH 2Feb17

At Business Questions I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   May I thank the Leader of the House for the statement? I note that we still do …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

February 2nd, 2017

Here is the “View from the House” published in the Walsall Advertiser on 2 February 2017: This week Parliament is debating and voting on the Government’s Bill on Exiting the European Union because our Supreme Court rightly decided that the …

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Valerie shows support for World Cancer Day 2017

February 1st, 2017
World Cancer Day 2017

On Wednesday 1 February 2017, I was delighted to meet those working tirelessly to beat cancer at the World Cancer Day (WCD) event in Parliament. The theme for this year’s WCD on Saturday 4 February 2017 is ‘We can. I …

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Business Questions 26 January 2017

January 26th, 2017
LothH 26Jan17

At Business Questions I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   Thank you, Mr Speaker. Your comments are duly noted.   I thank the Leader of the House …

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