Valerie says no to Sikh hate crime

March 27th, 2018
Turban Awareness Day 1 27Mar18

I attended Turban Awareness Day in Parliament on Tuesday 27 March 2018, organised by the Sikh Channel, to promote diversity and create awareness of the Sikh Turban, the Sikh Faith and its contribution to the British way of life, industry …

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Valerie meets Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell

March 26th, 2018
Stephen Timewell Book 26Mar18

It was great to meet Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell who has published his third book “Time Well Spent with Epilepsy”.   “Time Well Spent with Epilepsy” chronicles Stephen’s experiences living with epilepsy, travelling and working across the …

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Valerie wears purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy

March 26th, 2018
Epilepsy Purple Day 26Mar18 2

As Vice-Chair of the APPG on Epilepsy, I joined Epilepsy Action on Monday 26 March 2018 to celebrate Purple Day in Parliament. Purple Day is an internationally recognised day dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy.   Epilepsy is a serious …

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Valerie on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour

March 25th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour with Carolyn Quinn on Sunday 25 March 2018.   I said that the Labour Party will continue to stamp out racism and antisemitism at every level as it has no place in …

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Point of Order on nursing bursaries

March 23rd, 2018
PointofOrder 22Mar18

I raised a Point of Order on Thursday 22 March 2018. A Point of Order is a clarification on a matter of procedure in the House of Commons.   Valerie Vaz MP: “On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. …

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Business Questions 22 March 2018

March 22nd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business Questions I raised the Brexit transition deal with the Leader of the House. The Opposition were the first to call for sensible transitional arrangements to protect jobs and the economy, while the Government wasted time fighting among themselves …

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Valerie signs letter to Home Secretary in support of Alfie Dingley

March 20th, 2018
Alfie Dingley 20Mar18

I met Alfie Dingley’s father Drew Dingley in Parliament on 20 March 2018 which was organised by Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP.   Alfie Dingley is a 6 year old boy from Kenilworth, whose parents and doctors are seeking …

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Valerie appears on BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands

March 18th, 2018
Sunday Politics 18Mar18

On Sunday 18 March 2018 I was a guest on BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands. Topics for discussion were child sexual exploitation in Telford, voting problems in the 2017 General Election and the impact of Brexit on the horse racing …

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Valerie attends launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy

March 15th, 2018
Kew Gardens Collection Strategy 15Mar18

I attended the launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy in Parliament on Thursday 15 March.   The Science Collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, represent an asset that has been growing more or less continuously for the past …

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Business Questions 15 March 2018

March 15th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised at Business Questions the Government’s Green Paper on the integration strategy in which Walsall was mentioned. My constituents have contacted me about this because they resent the fact that Walsall is seen as a place that is not …

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