Valerie discusses the future of the Royal Institution

October 13th, 2014

On Monday 13 October 2014, Valerie met with the Royal Institution’s Director of Science and Education, Gail Cardew. Valerie said: “In 2013 I campaigned to secure the future of the Royal Institution at 21 Albemarle Street. For the immediate future …

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Valerie speaks at a Women Empowered event

October 10th, 2014
Women Empowered Event

On Thursday 9 October 2014, Valerie spoke about creating and seizing opportunities at the Women Empowered Event. Valerie’s article for the event’ brochure is set out below: For many, British politics is represented by the weekly duel between the Prime …

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Valerie visits “Dealing with Dreams” exhibition at the New Art Gallery

October 3rd, 2014
New Art Gallery

Valerie recently visited “Dealing With Dreams”: The 40th anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection exhibition at the New Art Gallery. “The exhibition at the New Art Gallery reminds us in Walsall how lucky we are to have this collection. The …

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Statement on Motion to support the Iraqi Government 26 September 2014

September 26th, 2014
ISIL Motion 26Sep2014

On Friday 26 September 2014 Parliament was recalled to debate the Government’s proposal for UK air strikes to provide military support to the Government of Iraq. Valerie said: “ISIL are a brutal, murderous regime whose campaign of atrocities against people …

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Meetings at the Conference 2014 in Manchester

September 23rd, 2014
Meeting Logos 2

The Annual Labour Party Conference took place this year in Manchester, from 21 to 24 September 2014. During the Conference Valerie held meetings with charities and organisations. Valerie said: “I met with the Football Foundation, Britain’s largest charity promoting youth …

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Valerie attends ‘Diversity Nite’ celebration in Manchester

September 22nd, 2014

On Monday 22 September 2014, Valerie attended the ‘Diversity Nite’ a celebration of Britain’s ethnic and cultural diversity, and was attended by the Indian High Commissioner, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, the Rt Hon Harriet Harman, Rt Hon …

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Valerie supports guarantee 0.7% of national income to be spent on international development

September 12th, 2014
Aid poster

On Friday 12 September 2014 Valerie voted for the Second Reading of the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 2014-15, which enshrines into law a commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on international development aid. Valerie said: “Over …

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Valerie raises a Code of Practice in the NHS

September 11th, 2014
Valerie raises NHS code of practice

At Business Questions on 11 September 2014, Valerie raised possibility of a Code of Practice in the NHS. Speaking to the Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon William Hague MP, Valerie asked: “May we have an urgent statement …

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