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Women’s March 2018: Time’s Up and #MeToo movements get massive support 

22 Jan 18

The weather was no deterrent for thousands of women to gather outside Parliament in London on Sunday as they called for ‘ Time’s Up ‘ on harassment, racism, homophobia and inequality.


Blog comment
Human rights after Brexit, ‘reliant on Parliamentary goodwill’ . . . 

18 Jan 18

Jeremy Corbyn’s amendment to th e European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , aimed to retain the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and ensure that it would be transferred, with the rest of EU law, when Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.


Business
‘Almost no exposure’ to rail sector if companies collapse like Carillion 

18 Jan 18

Transport minister moves to reassure Parliament that projects such as HS2 will be protected if other contractors follow the same fate as Carillion…


News
Chris Pincher re-joins government in promotion 

11 Jan 18

CHRISTOPHER Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth has been asked to rejoin the Government after stepping down from his post as Comptroller of the HM Household late last year.


Blog feature
Concerns Raised Over Giving Platform Charges 

8 Jan 18

Wonderful.


FixMyStreet
Dumping and litter, 30th December 

30 Dec 17

Need to enforcement and clean litter Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Parliament Street, Small Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
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.


Blog comment
“Birmingham banker Thomas Attwood must be cheering from his grave” 

27 Dec 17

‘The Labour party would have found an ally in Attwood’ Dr Geoffrey Ingham, Financial Times (Letters) : “The early 19th century member of parliament, proto-Keynesian and pro-industry Birmingham banker Thomas Attwood must be cheering from his …


Blog comment
Emma chooses the winner of her 2017 Christmas Card Design competition 

20 Dec 17

Emma Reynolds, Labour Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has chosen the winner for her annual Christmas Card competition.


News
View from the House – 15th December 

16 Dec 17

THE big news of the week was the decision of Parliament to amend the EU Withdrawal Bill put forward by a backbench Conservative MP against the advice of the Government.


News
County Council to Petition on Next Phase of HS2 in Staffordshire 

14 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament.


Blog comment
Parliament to receive a meaningful vote on EU deal 

14 Dec 17

Last night I voted for Parliament to receive a meaningful vote on the final deal on withdrawing from the EU.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP has called on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year 

12 Dec 17

Headshot.


News
Solihull businesswoman decorates Christmas tree in parliament and opens new festive store 

12 Dec 17

THERE WAS double delight for Shirley businesswoman – not only did she decorate the Christmas tree at Number 10 Downing Street this year but she also opened the doors to her new shop.


News
Jess Phillips says Labour has problem with women in leadership 

7 Dec 17

Phillips, a long-term campaigner for women’s rights, said her party and all others in the Houses of Parliament were more concerned with politics, power and position…


Blog
Gavin visits St Bernadette’s Primary School 

6 Dec 17

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the primary school in Wombourne to speak about Parliament and democracy.


Blog comment
Residents bombard MP calling for train station to reopen after 50 years in Walsall 

6 Dec 17

Wendy Morton has spoken passionately in Parliament about opening a new train station in Aldridge…


Blog comment
Universal Credit Debate 

6 Dec 17

Tuesday 6 December saw Parliament have an important debate on the Government’s Universal Credit scheme as it has driven debt, arrears and evictions which has caused real suffering for people acorss the UK.


News
View from the House – 1st December 

1 Dec 17

IT has been a busy week in Parliament as usual! A lot of attention has been on the assessments which the Government published that seek to predict the impact on certain sectors that Brexit may have when we leave in April 2019.


Blog comment
The Boundaries Bill 

1 Dec 17

Valerie said: “On Friday 1 December 2017 I voted to support the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill at its second reading and it will now move on to its Committee Stage.


Blog comment
Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov 17

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


Blog comment
Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov 17

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


News
View from the House – 17 November 2017 

17 Nov 17

WELCOME back to my regular View from the House for Tamworth Informed; however this time covering the last fortnight.


News
Mothers’ names must be included on marriage certificates, says Meriden MP 

16 Nov 17

DAME Caroline Spelman MP is calling for mothers’ names to be included on marriage certificates.


Blog comment
Valerie welcomes members of the Youth Parliament 

14 Nov 17

On Friday 10 November 2017 Valerie Vaz MP addressed Members of the Youth Parliament sitting for the 9th time in the House of Commons.