Valerie attends Palfrey Health and Wellbeing Day

October 21st, 2017
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I attended Palfrey Health and Wellbeing #iMatter Day at Palfrey Community Association on Saturday 21 October 2017 to raise awareness of health issues and empower local residents about the importance of prevention and early intervention.     At the event …

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Business Questions 19 October 2017

October 19th, 2017
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At Business Questions I raised the following questions with the Leader of the House:   I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business—again, it is just for one week, not two—and also join her in wishing everybody …

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Valerie votes to pause the rollout of Universal Credit

October 18th, 2017
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On 18 October 2017 I attended the Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit to urge Government to pause Universal Credit and stop driving up poverty and homelessness.   The following motion was put to the House:   ‘That this House …

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Valerie visits Queen Mary’s Grammar School to present Speaker’s School Council Award

October 13th, 2017
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On 13 October 2017 I was delighted to present the School Council at Queen Mary’s Grammar School with the runner-up plaque in the 17-19 year old category of the Speaker’s School Council Award for their ‘Change Your Mind’ project. I …

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Business Questions 12 October 2017

October 12th, 2017
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As Shadow Leader of the House, I raised a number of questions at the first Business Questions following the Conference Recess. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for announcing the forthcoming business. Did the …

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Valerie speaks at emergency debate on Government and Parliamentary proceedings

October 10th, 2017
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On 10 October 2017 I took part in an emergency debate on the Government’s policy in relation to the proceedings of the House of Commons. An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons …

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Parliament’s Education Service

October 9th, 2017
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I am delighted to hear that between September 2016 and August 2017 my constituents in Walsall South participated in the following ways:   15 constituents in 7 non-school groups visited Parliament on a Member sponsored tour.   291 students from …

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Valerie supports Baby Loss Awareness Week

October 9th, 2017
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This week I support Baby Loss Awareness Week, which takes place 9-15 October 2017, to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and to call for better bereavement care.   15 babies die every …

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