My Blog on Walsall Canal Narrowboat Trip

June 17th, 2016
Walsall Canal Trip 4

On Friday 17 June I boarded a canal narrowboat from Ocker Hill to Walsall Town Centre to look at accessibility to the canal.   The Boat, called Edward, belonged to Steve Hubbard who along with Frank set us off on …

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Jo Cox MP 22 June 1974- 16 June 2016

June 16th, 2016
Jo Cox

I was shocked when I heard that Jo had been shot and stabbed going to her surgery. Jo was a brilliant MP and had a great future ahead of her with her commitment to helping those less fortunate and the …

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Valerie supports UK Music ‘Wish You Were Here’ Reception

June 15th, 2016
UK Music

I attended the UK Music event hosted by Nigel Adams MP on the contribution of live music to the UK economy. I sang a Karaoke duet with my colleague Paula Sherriff MP.   Wish You Were Here studies the economic …

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Valerie meets with Minister of State for Schools about Joseph Leckie Academy

June 14th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, together with Head teacher of Joseph Leckie Academy, Keith Whittleston, and Dennis O’Rouke, we met with the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, at the Department of Education to discuss the school’s Condition …

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Valerie asks a question at Justice Questions

June 14th, 2016
Valerie speaks on prisons

On Tuesday 14th June, I asked a question on the treatment of women in prisons at Justice questions.   Valerie Vaz MP: “One area of reform should be to stop pregnant women having to give birth in prison. I know …

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APPG on Epilepsy Meeting

June 13th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 13 June 2016 I chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Epilepsy. The title of the meeting was Epilepsy in the workplace: Breaking down barriers.   I was pleased to welcome speakers Will Butterworth of Epilepsy Action …

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Valerie hosts Women MPs

June 13th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I was pleased to welcome colleagues to Palfrey Sure Start centre in Walsall to campaign to remain in the EU on Monday 13 June 2016. Palfrey Sure Start has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last two inspections.   …

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Queen’s Birthday Celebrations at St Lawrence’s Church

June 12th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I attended a special service in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday led by Reverend Liz Jones.   The Queen’s birthday celebrations took place in the Church and churchyard on the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2016. On Saturday …

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