Valerie welcomes the Olympic Torch Relay route through Walsall South

March 20th, 2012
Valerie with Mr John Swift, Mr Tony Sartorious and Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Valerie has welcomed news that the Olympic Torch Relay will travel through Walsall South on Saturday 30 June 2012, using Littleton Street East, Lichfield Street, Bridge Street, Park Street, Wolverhampton Road and Wolverhampton Road West. Valerie said:    This will …

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Valerie uncovers Walsall Borough Council’s £1.1 million revenue from parking charges and fines

March 19th, 2012
Parking Meter in Walsall

Figures obtained from a request under the Freedom of Information Act by Valerie reveal that Walsall Borough Council’s income from parking charges across the Borough exceeded £1.1 million in the year to November 2011. Valerie said: “I was surprised to learn that …

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Valerie welcomes news that Council will not sell land for Moxley Approved Premises

March 17th, 2012
Moxley Infants School Site and All Saints Church

Valerie has welcomed news that after pressure to provide details of the discussion relating to the site Walsall Borough Council conirmed they will not sell the former Moxely Infants School site to the Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust to build an …

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Valerie publishes list of utility shareholders

March 16th, 2012

Valerie asked the House of Commons Library to provide information on the shareholders of the main UK gas, electricity and water companies.   Valerie said:   “I requested the information following the Government’s references to Health regulator Monitor similar to OfGen and OfWat, the utilities …

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Valerie Goes the Extra Mile For Sport Relief 2012

March 15th, 2012
Valerie after running the Sport Relief Mile

On Wednesday 14th March 2012 Valerie joined more than 40 other MPs and Peers as they ran the Westminster Mile through St. James’s Park in London in support of Sport Relief 2012.   Valerie said:   “Running the Sports Relief Mile …

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Valerie calls for rethink on Health and Social Care Bill

March 13th, 2012
Valerie speaking in NHS debate

During a Commons debate on 13 March 2012 Valerie opposed the Health and Social Care Bill and called on the Government to abandon its reorganisation of the National Health Service.    Valerie said: “If the Bill was so good in …

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Valerie Celebrates International Women’s day with the UK TELUGU Association

March 10th, 2012
Valerie with members of the panel

 Valerie was invited to speak at the Nehru Centre on 8 March 2012 for an event held by the UK Telugu association to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event was held to encourage women so that they can achieve their ambitions.  …

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Valerie speaks on International Women’s Day

March 9th, 2012
Valerie speaks in the International Women's Day debate

On Thursday 8 March 2012, Valerie spoke during a Commons debate marking International Women’s Day 2012.   Valerie said:   “We are holding this debate today to praise and celebrate good women—not only those who are well known, but those …

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