Celebrating success at Alumwell College

November 24th, 2010
Prize giving at Alumwell College

On Wednesday 24th November, Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South attended the Presentation Evening at Alumwell Business and Enterprise College as a special guest.  Valerie Vaz MP was pleased to present a variety of awards to the pupils at Alumwell and to celebrate their achievements …

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Walsall Women’s Arts Festival

November 20th, 2010
At Salaam Arts Festival

On Saturday 20th November Valerie Vaz MP was a speaker at the Salaam Arts Festival: Inspiring Women’s Talents at The New Art Gallery in Walsall.  The Salaam Arts Festival is an event which aims to identify and cultivate the artistic talents of Muslim women …

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Valerie visits local pharmacy in Caldmore Green

November 19th, 2010
Mid-Counties Co-operative Pharmacy - Caldmore Green

On Friday 19th November Valerie visited the Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy in Caldmore Green.  Local pharmacists highlighted how pharmacies could continue to help improve services available under the National Health Service.  In particular the discussion focused on the creation of community pharmacies that could reduce the pressure on …

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Nessa represents Walsall at the Tiffin Cup Final

November 9th, 2010
Valerie with the team from Nessa competing for the Tiffin Cup

Valerie Vaz MP nominated local Walsall restaurant, Nessa’s, to compete in the Newby Teas Tiffin Cup 2010. This is an annual parliamentary competition held to identify the best South Asian restaurant in England and Wales.  Nessa’s contemporary Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine has proved …

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Three Crowns Pub Planning Concerns

November 9th, 2010
Valerie at the Three Crowns Pub site

Following concerns raised by local residents of Sutton Road and Skip Lane about a planning application for the Three Crowns Pub site, Valerie has taken up the issue with Walsall Council.  Valerie and the local residents are very concerned that the …

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Make a Difference Day at Delves Court

November 5th, 2010
Sharing home made cakes at Delves Court Care Home

On Friday 5th November Valerie visited local Walsall care home, Delves Court, to donate homemade cup cakes in aid of Make a Difference Day.  Valerie Vaz joined forces with pop music mogul, Pete Waterman, to encourage people throughout Walsall to give their time to …

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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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