Valerie meets with Black Country Talent Match in Westminster

September 6th, 2017

I was pleased to meet Black Country Talent Match in Parliament on Wednesday 6 September 2017 and speak with its project leaders, Project Manager Kim Babb, and Business Engagement Adviser Emma Trump.   Talent Match is a national test and …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

August 31st, 2017

We stand with Barcelona. How many more times will we have to mourn the loss of innocent lives? People enjoying a visit to an iconic cultural spot, the youngest life lost – a 7 year old.   We stand with …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

August 10th, 2017

My emergency debate in the last week of the Parliamentary term was a polite parliamentary request to grant the Opposition a chance to hold the government to account on their policies. An opposition day allows us to continue the conversations …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

July 20th, 2017

One of the benefits of the general election campaign was that I was able to meet many more parents of schoolchildren in my constituency when out campaigning on days when I would usually be working in the House of Commons. …

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Business Questions 20 July 2017

July 20th, 2017
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It is the last day of Parliament before Summer Recess and I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the …

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Valerie moves emergency debate on the Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

July 17th, 2017
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I was granted an emergency debate (Standing Order No. 24) on Monday 17 July 2017. An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons when a matter needs to be discussed urgently. Here is …

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Article for the Huffington Post

July 17th, 2017

Last week following the Taylor review, the Prime Minister said that “through debate and discussion – the hallmarks of our Parliamentary democracy – ideas can be clarified and improved and a better way forward found’.   But following a year …

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Valerie visits the Bus Library at Old Church Primary School

July 14th, 2017
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When I attended the Summer Reading Challenge event in Parliament, I met with Anne Sarrag the Head of Children’s Reading at The Reading Agency and requested books to give to Old Church Primary School for their ‘Party on the Playground’ …

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