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News
Chris Pincher MP: Why we were right to act in Syria 

16 Apr 18

CHRISTOPHER Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth has released a statement in relation to the Military action in Syria.


News
Solihull Observer Local Hero nominated for national award 

6 Apr 18

OBSERVER Local Hero Peter Brown has been nominated for a national mental health award in Parliament for his work in the borough.


Blog comment
50:50 campaign continue to ask an inspirational woman to stand for Parliament. 

1 Apr 18

During this month, female activists are going the extra mile due to the celebrations marking the Representation of the People Act.


Blog comment
100 Years of Women in Parliament 

1 Apr 18

On the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave women the vote for the first time, women joined in the #Vote100 celebrations taking place across the country and in the House of Commons.


Blog comment
Valerie says no to Sikh hate crime 

27 Mar 18

I attended Turban Awareness Day in Parliament on Tuesday 27 March 2018, organised by the Sikh Channel, to promote diversity and create awareness of the Sikh Turban, the Sikh Faith and its contribution to the British way of life, industry and culture.


Blog comment
Valerie wears purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy 

26 Mar 18

As Vice-Chair of the APPG on Epilepsy, I joined Epilepsy Action on Monday 26 March 2018 to celebrate Purple Day in Parliament.


News
View from the House – 23rd March 2018 

23 Mar 18

ONE year ago on Thursday, PC Keith Palmer was tragically killed in a terrorist incident whilst he undertook his duty of guarding our Houses of Parliament.


Blog comment
Valerie signs letter to Home Secretary in support of Alfie Dingley 

20 Mar 18

I met Alfie Dingley’s father Drew Dingley in Parliament on 20 March 2018 which was organised by Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP.


Wolves
Fans’ Parliament – Ben’s Minutes 

18 Mar 18

If there is one drawback from being so successful on the field of play, then it’s that the fans’ parliament is a damn sight quieter than it used to be! Embed from Getty Images Having said that, I found this latest get-together (having missed…


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP congratulates young Suttonian elected to Youth Parliament 

16 Mar 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with Royal Town student, Saoirse Martin-Canning, to congratulate her upon being elected to the Youth Parliament for a term of two years.


Blog comment
Transport Select Committee visits Birmingham 

16 Mar 18

Whim under the spotlight as West Midlands hosts MPs.


Blog comment
Valerie attends launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy 

15 Mar 18

I attended the launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy in Parliament on Thursday 15 March.


Blog comment
Valerie meets with CPA Canada delegation 

5 Mar 18

As a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), I met with the delegation from the Parliament of Canada on Monday 5 March 2018 in Parliament.


Blog politics
Advice Centre Saturday 3 March – CANCELLED 

3 Mar 18

warning signs.


Blog feature
People’s Parliament Mental Health Event 

2 Mar 18

The People’s Parliament is a strategic body made up of local people with current or recent lived experience of mental health difficulties.


Blog comment
Business Questions 1 March 2018 

1 Mar 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, the important work that police support staff do after the Member for Parliament for Walsall North, who voted to cut police budgets — the west midlands has had to face a cut of £145 million since 2010 — said…


Local news
CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from May 2018 

25 Feb 18

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.


News
Plight of local cannabis user for medical purposes raised in parliament 

21 Feb 18

LICHFIELD MP, Michael Fabricant, has raised the case of his Burntwood constituent Vicky Clarke who is suffering from advanced multiple sclerosis and needs cannabis to help relieve her acute and stabbing pain as no other treatment works.


Local news
MP attacked and robbed by six muggers as he returns home from Parliament 

21 Feb 18

Black Country MP Adrian Bailey suffered bumps and bruises in robbery, and says it shows the need for more police on the streets…


News
Why are we letting rough sleepers die in the streets? 

17 Feb 18

The nation was shocked when a rough sleeper died near an entrance to Parliament.


News
View from the House – 16th February 2018 

16 Feb 18

HELLO and welcome to this week’s View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


Blog comment
Emma welcomes the city’s first council houses built by modular construction 

14 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East has welcomed the city’s first modular constructed council properties.


News
New £450m Police Funding Could Benefit Tamworth 

12 Feb 18

THE total budget for the police forces in Tamworth and across the country received an additional £450m funding boost last week following a vote in Parliament, which includes and extra £50m for counter-terrorism policing.


Local news
James Bulger petition to be considered for parliament debate 

12 Feb 18

The campaign, supported by the murdered toddler’s mother, calls for a public inquiry into Jon Venables’s time in the prison system…


Blog comment
Emma appears on the Sunday Politics Show 

7 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, was a guest on the Sunday Politics Show on the 21 January 2018.