Valerie signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

January 16th, 2017
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I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment on 16 January 2017 to pledge my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust …

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Valerie celebrates Martin Luther King Day

January 16th, 2017
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Today I celebrated Martin Luther King Day – a national holiday held in America on the third Monday of January each year – to celebrate his birthday and commemorate his life and achievements as an influential American civil rights leader. …

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Valerie appears on BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands

January 15th, 2017
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On Sunday 15 January 2017, I was a guest on the BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands. Topics for discussion were Garden Villages, Unite leadership election and the NHS.   I was disappointed that the combined bid from from Dudley, Sandwell, …

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Business Questions 12 January 2017

January 12th, 2017
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Parliament returned after the Christmas Recess and I was at the Despatch Box at Business Questions where I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My Speech is below:   I thank the …

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HM Opposition debate on NHS and social care funding

January 11th, 2017
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The Opposition Labour Party used the Opposition day debate on 11 January 2017 to draw attention to the crisis in the NHS. The figures released this week on NHS England’s combined performance data demonstrates the true pressure A&E departments are …

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Urgent Question on the sale of the Green Investment Bank

January 11th, 2017
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It was announced this week that the Tory Government are reportedly preparing to sell The Green Investment Bank (GIB) with no guarantees that its green purpose, or any kind of public influence, will be maintained.   The GIB, a publicly …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser 9 January 2017

January 9th, 2017

Here is my latest View from the House published in the Walsall Advertiser:   I wish you all a Happy and successful 2017. This year will be as challenging as the last year. Six months on from the result of …

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Valerie calls for action on air quality in Walsall

January 8th, 2017

Three reports on air quality have highlighted the Government’s failings and inaction on air quality. A report by The Environmental Audit Select Committee European found that the West Midlands is in breach of legal air pollution limits, and the Minister …

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