Valerie supports the campaign to protect shop workers from violence, threats and abuse

October 17th, 2014
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Valerie has joined with shop workers as part of the Freedom From Fear Campaign, which seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse that is directed at retail staff. Valerie has pledge to support a protection of workers bill that would …

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Valerie publishes Second Report into the use of higher rate telephone numbers by Government Departments

October 16th, 2014
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On Thursday 16 October 2014 Valerie published the Second Report into the use of higher rate telephone lines by Government departments. Valerie said: “I am concerned that nine Government departments continue to operate higher rate telephone numbers. This is too …

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Valerie meets those affected by Climate Change

October 15th, 2014
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On Wednesday 15 October 2014 Valerie met with Christian Aid partners from the Philippines and Bolivia, to hear first-hand what it is like to live with the reality of climate change and how it is affecting the world’s poor most …

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Valerie supports the Carers Bedroom Entitlement Bill

October 14th, 2014
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On Tuesday 14 October, Valerie supported Barbara Keeley MP’s 10 Minute Rule Bill on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector). The Motion was: “That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that people in receipt of Universal …

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Valerie Raises Support for Rape Victims at Attorney General Questions

October 14th, 2014
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At Attorney General Questions on Tuesday 14 October 2014, Valerie raised the issue of budgets to support victims of crime. Valerie asked: “Given that the budgets for rape victims have been devolved to police and crime commissioners, what steps can …

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Valerie votes to recognise the state of Palestine.

October 13th, 2014
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On Monday 13 October 2014, Valerie voted for the motion to recognise Palestine as a state. The motion was: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, as a contribution …

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Valerie speaks at a Women Empowered event

October 10th, 2014
Women Empowered Event

On Thursday 9 October 2014, Valerie spoke about creating and seizing opportunities at the Women Empowered Event. Valerie’s article for the event’ brochure is set out below: For many, British politics is represented by the weekly duel between the Prime …

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Valerie visits “Dealing with Dreams” exhibition at the New Art Gallery

October 3rd, 2014
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Valerie recently visited “Dealing With Dreams”: The 40th anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection exhibition at the New Art Gallery. “The exhibition at the New Art Gallery reminds us in Walsall how lucky we are to have this collection. The …

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