Valerie presses PM for action on epilepsy and related conditions

June 22nd, 2011
Prime Minister's Questions

On 22nd June Valerie asked the Prime Minister to increase Government support for people with epilepsy and related conditions.   Valerie is the primary sponsor of a Bill brought in under the ten-minute rule procedure, which requires the Government to publish …

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Valerie encourages nominations for Olympic Torchbearer

June 16th, 2011

Valerie is encouraging people in Walsall South to nominate someone who has made a difference to the community to be a Torchbearer during the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.   The 70-day Relay, which starts on 18 May 2012, will see …

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Valerie meets with carer to mark Carers Week 2011

June 13th, 2011
Visit to Patricia Rolston

To mark Carers Week (13th-19th June), Valerie visited Ms Patricia Rolston at her home in Bentley on Saturday 11th June.  Ms Rolston is the sole full-time carer for her daughter, Lyndsey Ball. Ms Ball suffers from severe learning difficulties and …

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Valerie takes part in Diabetes UK walk at Walsall Arboretum

June 12th, 2011
Valerie at Walsall Arboretum

On Sunday 12th June, Valerie marked Diabetes Week 2011 by taking part in a sponsored walk at Walsall Arboretum in aid of Diabetes UK. Despite the heavy rain, more than 150 people turned out to show their support for the charity. Diabetes …

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Valerie visits Hydratight in Bentley

June 10th, 2011
Valerie at Hydratight

On Friday 10th June, Valerie visited the Hydratight headquarters in Bentley to meet with the company’s president, Jan de Konig, and to see some of the skilled manufacturing work undertaken at the site. Hydratight manufactures specialist equipment for use in a number …

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Valerie calls for Government to rethink plans for women’s state pension age

June 7th, 2011

Barbara is 56.  From the age of 15, she has worked every day of her life, apart from a few years when she stayed at home to care for her disabled husband until his death in 2003.  Since 1995, she thought that she …

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Valerie says council is “out of touch” and confused on parking charges.

June 6th, 2011

Valerie has today expressed concern that Walsall Borough Council chiefs are confused about parking charges and are “out of touch” with local people on the issue.   Councillor Tom Ansell, Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment on Walsall Borough …

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Palfrey Junior School win MakeIThappy Regional Final.

May 31st, 2011
makeIThappy Certificate

On Friday  27 May 20111 Alan Carter the ICT coordinator told Valerie that Palfrey Juniors, Class 10 won the West Midlands Region of the competition and are through to the Final. The  awards ceremony will take place at the Houses …

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