Valerie visits LoCal Homes Factory

June 30th, 2017
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I was delighted to visit LoCal Homes Factory on Friday 30 June 2017 which uses low carbon timber frames and a range of innovative techniques to build homes that are energy efficient and affordable in Walsall South.   I met …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

June 29th, 2017

Much has happened since I last wrote this column in April with our country suffering murderous terrorist attacks, and last week the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. We witnessed exemplary responses from our emergency services, local communities and those caught up …

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Business Questions 29 June 2017

June 29th, 2017
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As Shadow Leader of the House I raised various issues at Business Questions with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for the business. I am not …

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Record number of BAME MP’s in Parliament

June 28th, 2017
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On Wednesday 28 June 2017 11 new MP’s from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds took their seats in Parliament. This is an increase of BAME MP’s from 41 to 52. Of those, 32 are Labour, 19 Conservatives and one …

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Valerie writes to Walsall MBC and housing providers on fire safety in Walsall

June 27th, 2017

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in Kensington is shocking. I have written to the Chief Executives of Accord Group, Sanctuary Group and Walsall Housing Group to ask about fire safety in buildings they manage in Walsall South.   I also …

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Valerie supports campaign for every child to join local library

June 27th, 2017
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I support the campaign run by The Reading Agency to encourage all children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which launches across England and Wales on Saturday 15 July 2017.   This year’s theme is Animal Agents, …

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Valerie attends unveiling of memorial plaque for Jo Cox

June 26th, 2017
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Jo Cox was a talented and valued colleague and friend. It was an honour to attend the unveiling of a memorial plaque in the House of Commons on Saturday 24 June 2017, near the one year anniversary of her murder. …

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Business Questions 22 June 2017

June 22nd, 2017
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In the first week of a new Parliament, I returned to the Despatch Box as the re-appointed Shadow Leader of the House. I raised various issues with the newly appointed Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP. My speech is …

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