Valerie Vaz backs the shopworkers call for respect

October 13th, 2010
Valerie with USDAW General Secretary John Hannett

Valerie Vaz MP has backed Usdaw, in their call for respect for retail workers, after they released preliminary survey results that show over one million shopworkers were assaulted, threatened or verbally abused in the last twelve months. The survey shows …

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Make a Difference Day with Pete Waterman

October 13th, 2010
Make a Difference Day - Pete Waterman

On Wednesday 13th October, Valerie Vaz MP attended an event at the Houses of Parliament in support of CSV’s “Make a Difference Day” with pop music mogul Pete Waterman. Community Service Volunteers is the UK’s leading volunteering and training charity, and seeks …

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Aung San Suu Kyi

October 12th, 2010
Valerie raised Aung San Sui Kyi at Prime Minister's Questions

Valerie raised the issue of the continued detention of the Burmese Democracy Movement leader, Aung San Sui Kyi at Prime Minister’s Questions on 15th September 2010, urging the Government to make continued representations to set her free.  Daw Aung San Sui …

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Health speech at Labour Party Conference

September 29th, 2010
Health speech at Labour Party Conference

Valerie joined the debate on health issues at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.

Ed Miliband selected as Labour’s new leader

September 29th, 2010
Valerie with new Labour Leader Ed Milliband

The party conference season at the end of September saw the Labour Party meeting in Manchester.  An exciting week began with the declaration of the Labour Leadership election result.

Exhibition in Darlaston Town Hall

September 18th, 2010
Blooming marvellous!  Darlaston Town Hall Allotments Show

The vegetables and flowers on show at Darlaston Town Hall were an impressive sight when Valerie visited the exhibition put on by the local allotment associations.

Valerie visits Chamberlin and Hill

September 11th, 2010
Inspecting moulds at Chamberlin and Hill

Valerie visited Chamberlin and Hill’s local foundry in Chuckery on the 11th September during their annual open day. Dave Morgan and Gordon Stanley showed her round the foundry, explaining the production process and introducing her to members of staff as they …

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Chuckery School opens new building

July 20th, 2010
With Dave Morgan opening Chuckery School building

Valerie joined the children and staff of Chuckery Primary School to celebrate the opening of their new school buildings.  Also attending the opening ceremony was Dave Morgan of local Chuckery manufacturing firm, Chamberlin and Hill.  Valerie commented ‘It’s great to …

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Valerie backs Walsall schools and teachers

July 19th, 2010
Save our Schools - with Walsall NUT representatives

Valerie met the Walsall National Union of Teachers’ delegation to discuss the Government’s decision to cancel the Building Schools for the Future projects in Walsall.  During Prime Minister’s Questions Valerie quizzed David Cameron about his decision to cancel the rebuilding …

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