Valerie Welcomes School of Education to Parliament

March 14th, 2011

Valerie welcomed the Dean of the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education, Professor Kit Field, and Dr Tehmina Basit to the Houses of Parliament. Dr Basit presented her recent research on ‘Intergenerational Dynamics and Education Amongst British Asian Families’ to …

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West Midlands Royal College of Psychiatrists

March 11th, 2011
Valerie with Dr. Safi Afghan & colleagues

On Friday 11th March, Valerie attended the launch of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Depression and Dementia videos at the Forest Arts Centre in Walsall with Dr Safi Afghan, the West Midlands Education Officer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. …

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Valerie joins Sir Steve Redgrave in Fairtrade Fortnight Bunting Record Bid

March 10th, 2011
Valerie with Sir Steve Redgrave

Yesterday, Valerie joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting. The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to …

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Valerie Defends Walsall South Libraries in Westminster

March 9th, 2011
Campaigning to Save Local Libraries

On Monday 28 February, Valerie secured an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons about the Provision of Library Services in Walsall South.  Valerie has been active in the campaign to keep libraries open in Walsall South.  Many of them, …

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International Women’s Day 2011

March 8th, 2011
International Women’s Day 2011

Valerie has been celebrating International Women’s Day 2011 with female colleagues in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated since 1908 and has since grown to become a global day of …

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Valerie calls on live bands and live music venues to enter national competition

March 4th, 2011

Valerie Vaz MP is proud to invite nominations from within Walsall South, to be considered for the best live band and best live music venue awards of the first ever parliamentary Rock the House competition. Rock the House is an …

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Valerie Visits Palfrey Junior School.

February 18th, 2011
Valerie with prefects from Palfrey Junior School.

Valerie  visited Palfrey Junior School to meet with staff and pupils and to find out about the challenges that affect them on a daily basis. She was able to meet with the headteacher, Gary Thornton, as well as several of …

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Silver Star for Valerie

February 17th, 2011
Valerie and Sarah Jarvis

Yesterday, Valerie was a panel member of the Silver Star Open Forum at the House of Commons, where she chaired a plenary session addressing the impact of reforms on diabetes. Silver Star is a registered charity which campaigns to provide diabetes …

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