Valerie visits local manufacturers in Darlaston

March 25th, 2011
Valerie with representatives from Bonner Studs

On Friday 25th March, Valerie visited Bonner Studs and ALCA Fasteners in Darlaston to hear their views on the economy and what the Government can do to promote manufacturing. Valerie met with senior managers from both businesses who were clear …

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Walsall’s Share of Pothole Funding Revealed

March 24th, 2011
Pothole Funding Revealed

Valerie has  recieved a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond, giving details of Walsall Council’s share of funding from the Government for repairing the large number of potholes caused by the particularly cold winter this year. From the …

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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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