Bramble Hedge Florist’s Mother’s Day Competition

March 4th, 2016
Valerie with the winning artists

Andrea Rodgers, of Bramble Hedge Florist, kindly asked me to judge the Mother’s Day Competition that she was holding. The competition was open to three- and four-year-old children at a nursery to draw a picture of their mother for Mother’s …

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APPG Epilepsy Meeting

March 2nd, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Wednesday 2 March 2016 I hosted the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Epilepsy of which I am chair. The meeting was on ‘Improving patient outcomes: Establishing a national epilepsy register’ and provided a forum of engagement between parliamentarians, medical …

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Driving Instructors Bill

March 1st, 2016
Driving Instructors Registration Bill

I sat  as a member of the Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Committee on 1 March 2016 . This Bill was introduced by Sir David Amess MP.     The Bill provides for two deregulatory measures to simplify the registration of driving instructors. The …

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Valerie supports Cheshire Food Day

March 1st, 2016
Valerie at Cheshire Food Day 2016

On Wednesday 2 March 2016 I visited the Cheshire Food Day where I met farmers, small businesses and food and drink producers based in Cheshire to discuss issues they are currently facing, and sample their local produce.   I met …

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Valerie wins Health & Wellbeing competition

February 29th, 2016
Valerie wins a First Aid Kit

The Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service held a very valuable day on the 23 February 2016  to raise awareness of their services to promote health and well being.  There was a multiple choice questionnaire and I  was delighted to be informed that I …

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Parking Charges for WHG tenants

February 29th, 2016

Many constituents who are WHG tenants contacted me to say they had received demands for substantial increases in the fees charged for garages and car parking spaces. These increases have been imposed at very short notice, giving my constituents little …

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Science & Technology Committee visit Cern

February 26th, 2016
Valerie in the tunnel

The Science & Technology Committee  visited the Large Hadron Collider at the research facility in Cern.   Cern, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, was founded for scientific research, innovation and education in 1954. Their driving belief is in ‘Science for …

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Valerie hosts chemistry experiments with Royal Society of Chemistry

February 24th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Wednesday 24 February 2016 I sponsored an exciting experiments event in Westminster to mark the 175th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry.   Children’s presenter Fran Scott and her team members, Dr Indrayani Ghangrekar and Dr Nate Adams, …

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