Valerie meets constituents at drop-in surgery at Darlaston Asda

January 22nd, 2012
Valerie with constituent Minnie Cooper

On Saturday 21st January 2012, Valerie held a meet and greet drop-in surgery for constituents in the foyer of Darlaston Asda. Over two hours, Valerie discussed a wide range issues with constituents several of whom had not previously raised issues …

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Valerie attends Sands charity reception

January 19th, 2012
Valerie at the Sands parliamentary reception

On Thursday 19th January 2012, Valerie attended the launch of a report  in the House of Commons organised by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, to highlight their new report, Preventing Babies’ Deaths: What Needs To Be Done. Valerie said:  “I …

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Valerie discusses HS2 and metal theft on BBC Sunday Politics Show

January 15th, 2012
Valerie on the BBC Sunday Politics Show

On Sunday 15 January 2012 Valerie was a guest on the first BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands in its new format.   The topics of the day were the announcement that a new high speed rail link (HS2) between London and …

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Valerie meets with the Reverend Jesse Jackson

January 13th, 2012
Valerie meets Rev Jesse Jackson

On Wednesday 14th December 2011, Valerie attended a lunch at the House of Commons to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.   The dinner was attended by MPs from all parties to recognise Reverend Jackson’s work campaigning …

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Valerie asks Prime Minister to restore funding for women in science, engineering and technology

January 11th, 2012
Prime Minister's Questions

Valerie asked the Prime Minister to reinstate funding for the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) during Prime Minister’s Questions on 11 January 2012.   Valerie said:   “The UKRC does vital work to tackle the …

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Valerie speaks in Adjournment Debate on Planning in Walsall South

December 22nd, 2011
Valerie in pre-Recess Adjournment Debate

On Tuesday 20th December 2011, Valerie took part in a pre-recess Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on Planning in Walsall South and the National Planning Policy Framework. Following the debate, Valerie presented a petition of 263 signatures to …

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Valerie asks the Leader of the House of Commons to intervene over discriminatory charges for the Ring and Ride service

December 16th, 2011
Business Question

On Thursday 15th December 2011, Valerie asked the Leader of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Sir George Young MP to intervene to bring an end to discriminatory charges for the Ring and Ride bus service. Valerie said: “My …

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Valerie in launch of parliamentary group on Female Genital Mutilation

December 14th, 2011
FGM Logo

On 7 December 2011 the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was launched at a meeting in Parliament. Valerie was elected as Vice-Chair. Valerie said: “I am delighted to have been elected as Vice-Chair of this new …

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Valerie supports Afghan Women’s rights

December 11th, 2011
Valerie supports Afghan Women's rights

Valerie highlighted women’s rights in Afghanistan by attending a campaign event led by ActionAid UK, Amnesty International UK, CARE UK, GAPS, Womankind Worldwide and Women for Women Internationalin Parliament.    Valerie said:  “This is an important campaign which I am very …

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Valerie supports West Midlands Reservists and Cadets

December 10th, 2011
Valerie meets local Reservists and Cadets at a Parliamentary reception hosted by the West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

Valerie said:   ‘I was delighted to meet the West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. They play a vital role in supporting our Armed Forces and our local community. The Cadets Association provide activities for young people which build on their teamwork, …

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