My article for Walsall Advertiser

February 2nd, 2017

Here is the “View from the House” published in the Walsall Advertiser on 2 February 2017: This week Parliament is debating and voting on the Government’s Bill on Exiting the European Union because our Supreme Court rightly decided that the …

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Valerie shows support for World Cancer Day 2017

February 1st, 2017
World Cancer Day 2017

On Wednesday 1 February 2017, I was delighted to meet those working tirelessly to beat cancer at the World Cancer Day (WCD) event in Parliament. The theme for this year’s WCD on Saturday 4 February 2017 is ‘We can. I …

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Business Questions 26 January 2017

January 26th, 2017
LothH 26Jan17

At Business Questions I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   Thank you, Mr Speaker. Your comments are duly noted.   I thank the Leader of the House …

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Westminster Hall Debate on Restoration and Renewal of Parliament

January 25th, 2017
RandR 25Jan17

As Shadow Leader of the House I spoke at the Westminster Hall debate initiated by Chris Bryant MP on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 25 January 2017.   This week marks 20 weeks since …

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Valerie opposes Bill to regulate Industrial Action

January 24th, 2017
Chamber 24Jan17

On Tuesday 24 January 2017 I voted to oppose the Ten Minute Rule Motion moved by Chris Philp MP (Member for Croydon South) to bring in the Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill to regulate industrial action.   …

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Q&A with Teachers at Education Centre

January 24th, 2017
Teachers Institute 24Jan17

On Tuesday 24 January 2017 I met with 65 teachers at the Parliamentary Education Centre for the Teachers’ Institute, two of the teachers attending were from Barr Beacon School.   I talked about my new role as Shadow Leader of …

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Appointment of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

January 24th, 2017
Ombudsman Chamber 24Jan17

I spoke in the Chamber on 24 January 2017 to endorse the appointment of Robert Fredrick Behrens CBE to the offices of Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England.   The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman combines …

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The Supreme Court judgement on Article 50

January 24th, 2017
Supreme Court

R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant) REFERENCE by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland from the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland: In the matter of …

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