Andy Burnham Launches Valerie’s Election Campaign

March 30th, 2015
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On Monday 30 March 2015 Valerie welcomed the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, to Walsall South to launch the campaign to be re-elected Member of Parliament with local councillors. Valerie said: “I was delighted to …

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Government loses vote to undermine open elections for Speaker.

March 27th, 2015
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On Thursday 26 March 2015 Valerie voted against a motion by the Government to change the rules on electing Commons speaker. Valerie said: “This was a last minute ploy by this Government to oust Mr Speaker on personal grounds. The …

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Valerie’s Intervention Secures Victory for John’s Campaign

March 27th, 2015
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On Wednesday 24 March 2015 the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, wrote to the Chief Executives of all the Acute Trusts in England to raise the aims of John’s Campaign following a meeting …

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Valerie raises the increase in Student Debt at BIS Questions

March 27th, 2015
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On Thursday 26 March 2015 Valerie raised the increase in Student Debt at Business, Innovation and Skills Questions. Valerie Vaz MP said: “I asked the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of …

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Valerie joins the celebration of Vaisakhi in Parliament

March 25th, 2015

On Wednesday 25 March 2015 Valerie attended the celebration of Vaisakhi at the House of Commons. Valerie said: “The Vaisahki celebrations in Parliament is early but it gave Parliamentarians and the community together to commemorate the year 1699 when Sikhism …

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Health Select Committee Publishes Physical Activity and Diet Report

March 25th, 2015

On Wednesday 25 March 2015 the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie Vaz MP is a member, published their report into The Impact of Physical Activity and Diet on Health. Valerie Vaz MP said: “The Committee recommended that the next …

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Valerie raises Vulnerable Witnesses at AG questions

March 24th, 2015
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On Tuesday 24 March 2015 Valerie raised vulnerable witnesses and the case of Eleanor de Freitas at Attorney General questions. Valerie asked: “In the light of the Eleanor de Freitas case, will the Solicitor-General review the guidance to ensure that …

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Valerie raises the EU referendum with the Prime Minister

March 23rd, 2015
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On Monday 24 March 2015 Valerie raised the EU referendum with the Prime Minister following his statement regarding the European Council. Valerie said: “The Prime Minister is keen to extol the virtues of a referendum and the benefits of Europe, …

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