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Valerie Vaz MP: PR

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Valerie celebrates centenary of women’s suffrage 

6 Feb 18

6 February 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed the 1918 Representation of the People Act which granted some women over 30 who owned a property, and all men, the right to vote in the UK for the first time.


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Valerie meets with Shaw Trust 

5 Feb 18

I met with Mark Hoda of Shaw Trust on Monday 5 February 2018.


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Valerie responds to debate on Baby Leave for MPs 

1 Feb 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the debate on Baby Leave for Members of Parliament.


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Business Questions 1 February 2018 

1 Feb 18

This week I raised the quarterly police figures which show a 14% rise in recorded crime in England and Wales.


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Restoration and Renewal vote 

31 Jan 18

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, as Shadow Leader of the House I responded to the motions on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster.


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Valerie attends ‘A Taste of Shropshire’ event in Parliament 

31 Jan 18

Local businesses in Shropshire came to the Jubilee Room in the House of Commons on Wednesday 31 January 2018.


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Valerie raises concern about library closures 

30 Jan 18

I opposed Walsall MBC’s closure of Pheasey, Pleck and South Walsall libraries last year.


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Valerie holds a meeting with the Police and Council Officers to discuss road traffic safety 

26 Jan 18

I arranged a further meeting with the Police and three Council Officers on Friday 26 January 2018 to discuss concerns relating to a number of incidents along Pinfold Lane and Old Hall Lane, both of which are narrow and have sharp bends.


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Valerie meets with the Speaker and Members of the Kenyan Senate 

25 Jan 18

It was a pleasure to meet the Honourable Speaker of the Kenyan Senate Kenneth Lusaka and a delegation of Members including Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula in Parliament on Thursday 25 January 2018.


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Business Questions 25 January 2018 

25 Jan 18

At Business Questions this week I asked for a statement on UCAS’s data which shows that the number of people applying to become teachers has fallen by a third in the past year, with 6,510 fewer applicants for teacher training in this academic year …


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Valerie visits Hilary Primary School 

24 Jan 18

On Friday 19 January 2018 I visited Hilary Primary School.


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Motions on Appointments 

24 Jan 18

The Government tabled the following two motions on Tuesday 23 January 2018.


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Valerie backs legislation to protect renters from home unfit for human habitation 

24 Jan 18

This Bill could help renters in 150,000 dangerously unfit properties in the West Midlands.


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European Union Withdrawal Bill – Remaining Stages 

18 Jan 18

On Tuesday 16 January and Wednesday 17 January 2018 the Report Stage and the Third Reading of the European Union Withdrawal Bill were debated.


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Impact Assessment or Sectoral Analysis? 

18 Jan 18

In December 2016 David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, told the Exiting the EU Select Committee that the Government was carrying out approximately 58 sets of analyses of the impact of Brexit on sectors which accounted …


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Business Questions 18 January 2018 

18 Jan 18

At Business Questions this week I raised Carillion’s insolvency.


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Holocaust Educational Trust Reception 

17 Jan 18

Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.


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Business Questions 11 January 2018 

11 Jan 18

At Business Questions this week, following on from the Opposition day debate yesterday, I raised the NHS Winter Crisis.


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Rail Franchising Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on Rail Franchising.


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NHS Winter Crisis Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on the NHS Winter Crisis.


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Valerie interviewed for The House Magazine 

3 Jan 18

I was interviewed by Sebastian Whale for The House Magazine in which I discussed my role as Shadow Leader of the House and my holding the Government to account.


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December 2017 eNews 

3 Jan 18

The December 2017 of my eNews is available to read here .


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My article for Walsall Advertiser 

29 Dec 17

As the chimes of Big Ben rang out for the start of 2017, little did we know what an eventful year it would turn out to be.


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Statement on independent complaints and grievance policy 

21 Dec 17

The leader of the House made a statement on the progress of the working group looking into Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy, of which I am a member.


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Business Questions 21 December 2017 

21 Dec 17

During this weeks Business Questions I asked for adequate time for a debate and vote on Accountable Care Organisations in relation to an integrated health and social care system.