Business Questions 23 March 2017

March 23rd, 2017
LotH 23Mar17

At Business Questions I paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the police, the security service and emergency services, before I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP. My speech is below:   I …

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Valerie attends British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2017

March 18th, 2017
Bedsa Awards 18Mar17

I attended the BEDSAs on Saturday 18 March 2017 hosted by Sir Lenny Henry to recognise and celebrate sporting excellence within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.   BESDAs was created by Sporting Equals, a national charity, to honour …

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Valerie meets with ME Campaigners

March 17th, 2017
Susan Poulton 17Mar17

I met with Susan Poulton and Sue Worrall who attended my pop-up surgery at Morrisons on Friday 17 March 2017 to speak to me about the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis( ME) support Group and the Nice guidelines.   Susan and Sue run …

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Business Questions 16 March 2017

March 16th, 2017
LotH 16Mar17

As Shadow Leader of the House I asked the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, a number of issues at Business Questions. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for giving us …

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Lords Amendments

March 13th, 2017
Chamber 2

On Monday evening I voted in favour of the two amendments agreed in the House of Lords to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. These amendments were:   1) Guarantee the legal status of EU citizens resident in the …

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Valerie meets with Cardinal Bo to discuss the situation in Burma

March 13th, 2017
Cardinal Bo

I met with His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo Archbishop of Yangon and Ben Rogers, East Asia Team Leader for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, on Monday 13 March 2017 for an update on the situation in Burma.   Cardinal Bo became …

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Valerie supports Decriminalisation of Abortion in England and Wales (Ten Minute Rule Bill)

March 13th, 2017

I voted to support the Ten Minute Rule Bill on the decriminalisation of abortion in England and Wales, proposed by Diana Johnson MP, on Monday 13 March 2017. The Bill passed Ayes: 172 Noes: 142.   This Bill does not …

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Valerie meets pupils from Abu Bakr School

March 9th, 2017
Abu Bakhr

I was delighted to catch up with pupils from Abu Bakr School in my constituency. They spent the day in the Education Centre. I spoke to them about the process known as ping – pong when the EU Referendum Bill …

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