Valerie attends A Taste of Bath and North East Somerset

March 7th, 2017
Taste of Bath and North Somerset

Bath and North Somerset came to the Jubilee Room in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 March 2017 hosted by local MPs Ben Howlett MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (left).   I met Jacky (second to the right),who is …

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Valerie supports ‘It’s our NHS’ and ‘Stand up to Racism’ rallies in March 2017

March 6th, 2017

The Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) has pledged to promote the ‘It’s our NHS’ and ‘Stand up to Racism’ demonstration rallies that are taking place in March 2017. I support both rallies.   According to the annual …

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Valerie calls on schools to share their views on the National Funding Formula

March 3rd, 2017

I have written to Head teachers in Walsall South to respond to the National Funding Formula Consultation which closes on Wednesday 22 March 2017.   Under the Government’s proposals for a National Funding Formula, 24 out of 38 schools in …

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Business Questions 2 March 2017

March 2nd, 2017
LotH 2Mar17

At Business Questions I paid tribute to the Father of the House, Sir Gerald Kaufman, before I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader …

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Valerie supports Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

March 1st, 2017
Marie Curie Campaign;
Jason Issacs'
Portcullis House, Westminster;
28th February 2017.

© Pete Jones

I joined Marie Curie nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs in Parliament on 28 February 2017 to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.   Every March, …

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Valerie celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

February 28th, 2017
Valeria Vaz MP with Leonard Kachebonaho APPG 2017

On 28 February 2017 I took part in a Fairtrade Break in Parliament which was held to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, to support farmers and workers from developing countries. The event was hosted by my colleague Holly Lynch MP.   When …

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Valerie meets with the shortlisted sculptors for Emmeline Pankhurst statue

February 27th, 2017
Emmeline Pankhurst 2

The WoManchester Statue Project launched the designs of the six shortlisted sculptors in Parliament for the Emmeline Pankhurst statue. I met with the sculptors who were each asked to create a 40cm bronze maquette of their design for the statue. …

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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

February 24th, 2017
Violence Against Women Bill 24Feb17

On Friday 24 February 2017 I attended the Report Stage and Third Reading of Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP’s Private Member’s Bill – the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 in Parliament. The …

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