- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Saturday 28 April 2018 I campaigned with Carolyn Harris MP in Walsall. Carolyn has been the Member of Parliament for Swansea East since 2015, is the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, and became Welsh Labour Deputy Leader on 21 April 2018.
Carolyn came to St Pauls’ at the Crossing and talked about her work fighting for a Children’s Funeral Fund after her own experience of losing a child in 1989. Carolyn had to take out a bank loan after Martin, aged 8, was struck by a car.
Carolyn has raised the policy of a Children’s Funeral Fund 9 times in the House. At Business Questions on 18 January 2018 I called on the Government to support Carolyn’s request for a Children’s Funeral Fund, and on 22 March 2018, I and nearly 100 MPs signed Carolyn’s letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to implement a fund.
On 31 March 2018, the Prime Minister announced that she would support the policy which will be announced in the Budget later this year.
I am pictured with Carolyn and Debbie Madeley.