Valerie raises concerns about demonstration in Walsall

June 18th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I have written to the Home Secretary, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the Commander of the Walsall Local Policing Unit and the Chief Executive of Walsall MBC after the English Defence League (EDL) said that it would hold …

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EU Referendum Bill

June 18th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

On Thursday 18 June 2015 Parliament debated the EU Referendum Bill. The first vote was on an amendment tabled by the Scottish National Party to allow EU nationals living in Britain to vote in the referendum. I voted against the …

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Parliament Education Service for teachers

June 16th, 2015
Education Service

On Tuesday 16 June 2015 I spoke with teachers visiting Parliament as part of a seminar organised by the Parliament Education Service. I spoke about my work including my experience as a member of the Health Select Committee, my work …

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Visit to RAC Headquarters in Walsall

June 13th, 2015
ValerieVaz MP

The RAC is one of the larger employers in Walsall South employing nearly 700 people. On Friday 12 June 2015 I visited the group’s headquarters at Brockhurst Crescent. I was shown around by Dan Sparks the Head of Operations at …

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Valerie secures Adjournment debate on mental health and higher educaion

June 12th, 2015
Valerie - Adjournment debate - mental health in higher ed - 11 June 2015

On Thursday, 11th June 2015, I led an Adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the issue of mental health in higher education. I said: “This is an important issue for students. I called for the Minister to carry …

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BBC Sunday Politics- West Midlands

June 12th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

On Sunday 7 June 2015, I was a guest on the Sunday Politics West Midlands programme on BBC One. There were a range of topics discussed including the Government’s plans for devolution to cities, whether these plans should also extend …

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Valerie intervenes in debate on Rohingya people of Burma

June 8th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I intervened during the Adjournment debate on Thursday 4 June 2015 the subject of which was the Rohingya Muslim people of Burma, many of whom have recently tried to flee Burma by boat: Valerie Vaz (Walsall South) (Lab): I congratulate …

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Valerie asks the Leader of the House about the Blue Badge scheme

June 4th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I asked the Leader of the House of Commons at Business questions on the 4th June 2015 a question about a constituent’s eligibility for a blue badge for a disabled driver: My 82-year-old constituent was refused a blue badge, despite …

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