MP’S urgent call for action to prevent execution of Sakineh Ashtiani

November 3rd, 2010
Raising the issue in the House of Commons

Today, 3rd November 2010, Valerie Vaz MP (Lab,Walsall South) raised in the House of Commons, the imminent execution of Sakineh Ashtiani in Iran.  Responding  to reports that Mrs Ashtiani may be executed as soon as today, Valerie Vaz MP raised …

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Letter to President of Iran

October 28th, 2010
Valerie in the Chamber

Valerie Vaz MP has sent a letter to the President of Iran, urging the President to intervene to ensure that Sakineh Ashtiani is released.  The letter is signed by 119 MPs from all the major parties in Parliament.  Sakineh Ashtiani, who has …

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MPs wear it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer

October 14th, 2010
Valerie wearing pink for the Breast Cancer Campaign

Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink day, supported by Vanish. On Friday 29 October 2010 supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout …

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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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