Valerie celebrates Vaisakhi in Parliament

April 18th, 2017
Valerie Vaisakhi 18Apr17

I attended the Vaisakhi celebrations in Parliament on Tuesday 18 April 2017 organised by Pat McFadden, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East. Sikhs from the Black Country and across the country attended Mr Speaker’s apartments to celebrate Vaisakhi, one of …

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Business of the House Statement 18 April 2017

April 18th, 2017
Bus Statement 19Apr17

Parliament returned after the Easter Recess and I responded to a statement made by the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, on the motion for a Early Parliamentary General Election. My speech is below:   I start …

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Valerie attends the Funeral Service for PC Keith Palmer 1968-2017

April 10th, 2017
PC Keith Palmer Funeral 10Apr17

I attended the funeral service of PC Keith Palmer 1968-2017 at Southwark Cathedral on 10 April 2017 to remember PC Keith Palmer who was stabbed whilst on duty and protecting Parliament.   The service was conducted by The Dean of …

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Joseph Leckie Academy granted funding

April 5th, 2017
Valerie Vaz MP

On 5 April 2017 Joseph Leckie Academy’s application to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2017- 2018 was approved.   I am delighted that Joseph Leckie Academy’s application to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2017- 2018 was approved after hopes were …

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Valerie’s blog for Walsall Advertiser

March 31st, 2017

We live in a free, democratic society which is something we take for granted. Yet the events of last Wednesday remind us sharply that we sometimes have to defend these values against attack. The cost can be high – PC …

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Valerie supports Local News Matters campaign

March 30th, 2017
Local News Matters

I support the National Union of Journalists’ Local News Matters campaign calling for investment in quality local journalism. Local newspapers are champions of democracy and a vital part of the community. They also inspire young people to be the journalists …

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Business Questions 30 March 2017

March 30th, 2017

Following the trigger of Article 50, I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   May I add my congratulations to the inaugural winner of your prize, Mr Speaker, …

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Valerie visits Moorcroft Wood Primary School

March 29th, 2017
Moorcroft Wood 2

It was a pleasure to meet with pupils and staff at Moorcroft Wood Primary School on Friday 24 March 2017. I wanted to show Year 6 how we debated in the Chamber. So they prepared a topic and the class …

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