Valerie’s blog for Walsall Advertiser

March 31st, 2017

We live in a free, democratic society which is something we take for granted. Yet the events of last Wednesday remind us sharply that we sometimes have to defend these values against attack. The cost can be high – PC …

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Valerie supports Local News Matters campaign

March 30th, 2017
Local News Matters

I support the National Union of Journalists’ Local News Matters campaign calling for investment in quality local journalism. Local newspapers are champions of democracy and a vital part of the community. They also inspire young people to be the journalists …

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Business Questions 30 March 2017

March 30th, 2017

Following the trigger of Article 50, I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   May I add my congratulations to the inaugural winner of your prize, Mr Speaker, …

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Valerie visits Moorcroft Wood Primary School

March 29th, 2017
Moorcroft Wood 2

It was a pleasure to meet with pupils and staff at Moorcroft Wood Primary School on Friday 24 March 2017. I wanted to show Year 6 how we debated in the Chamber. So they prepared a topic and the class …

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Business Questions 23 March 2017

March 23rd, 2017
LotH 23Mar17

At Business Questions I paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the police, the security service and emergency services, before I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   I …

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Valerie attends British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2017

March 18th, 2017
Bedsa Awards 18Mar17

I attended the BEDSAs on Saturday 18 March 2017 hosted by Sir Lenny Henry to recognise and celebrate sporting excellence within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.   BESDAs was created by Sporting Equals, a national charity, to honour …

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Valerie meets with ME Campaigners

March 17th, 2017
Susan Poulton 17Mar17

I met with Susan Poulton and Sue Worrall who attended my pop-up surgery at Morrisons on Friday 17 March 2017 to speak to me about the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis( ME) support Group and the Nice guidelines.   Susan and Sue run …

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Business Questions 16 March 2017

March 16th, 2017
LotH 16Mar17

As Shadow Leader of the House I asked the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, a number of issues at Business Questions. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for giving us …

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