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Posted: 08/03/2011

Valerie has been celebrating International Women’s Day 2011 with female colleagues in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated since 1908 and has since grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration around the world.  Women’s organisations and Governments have observed IWD annually on 8

Posted: 18/02/2011

Valerie  visited Palfrey Junior School to meet with staff and pupils and to find out about the challenges that affect them on a daily basis. She was able to meet with the headteacher, Gary Thornton, as well as several of the school's prefects. At the end of the visit, some of the pupils took the

Posted: 17/02/2011

Yesterday, Valerie was a panel member of the Silver Star Open Forum at the House of Commons, where she chaired a plenary session addressing the impact of reforms on diabetes.

Silver Star is a registered charity which campaigns to provide diabetes awareness.  They run Mobile Diabetes Units which carry out testing and promote culturally sensitive healthcare in

Posted: 16/02/2011

 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Dr Williams - the leader of 80 million Anglicans worldwide - was in Parliament to talk with MPs about issues facing the Anglican Church and society.
Valerie said;
"It was a pleasure to meet with Dr Williams today. Dr Williams is a renowned theologian and spoke with great  insight. The Anglican Church plays an