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Valerie Vaz MP: PR

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Statement on Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy 

16 Nov 17

I thank the Leader of the House for her statement and for letting me have sight of it, albeit late last night.


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Business Questions 16 November 2017 

16 Nov 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business.


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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.


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Parliament Week 2017 

14 Nov 17

Valerie is pleased to support Parliament Week which runs from the 13-19 November 2017.


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Remembrance Sunday 2017 

12 Nov 17

Valerie said: “On Sunday 12 November 2017 I attended the Remembrance Sunday Civic Procession.


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Burma Update 

10 Nov 17

Valerie said: “During my time in Parliament I have raised the issue of Burma a number of times with Ministers and the Leader of the House at Business Questions.


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Finance Bill 

3 Nov 17

On Tuesday 31 October 2017 Parliament debated the the third reading of the Finance Bill.


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Business Questions 2 November 2017 

2 Nov 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business up to 17 November, and I think most people know that the Budget is on 22 November.


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Government defeat on Brexit Economic Impact Studies 

1 Nov 17

On Wednesday 1 November an Opposition Day Motion passed to order the Government to release the Brexit Economic Impact Studies.


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Valerie attends Black Country Showcase Event 

1 Nov 17

I attended the Black Country Showcase Event in Parliament on 1 November 2017 hosted by Ian Austin MP for Dudley North.


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Urgent Statement on Sexual Harassment in Parliament 

30 Oct 17

On Monday 30 October 2017 Leader of the House made an Urgent Statement on the Government’s plans to tackle sexual harassment in Parliament.


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Business Questions 26 October 2017 

26 Oct 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the business.


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Valerie meets with Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry 

23 Oct 17

I met with Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir and President of PTI Kashmir, at the Kashmir APPG chaired by Chris Leslie MP in Parliament on Monday 23 October 2017.


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Valerie attends Palfrey Health and Wellbeing Day 

21 Oct 17

I attended Palfrey Health and Wellbeing #iMatter Day at Palfrey Community Association on Saturday 21 October 2017 to raise awareness of health issues and empower local residents about the importance of prevention and early intervention.


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Business Questions 19 October 2017 

19 Oct 17

At Business Questions I raised the following questions with the Leader of the House: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business—again, it is just for one week, not two—and also join her in wishing everybody peace and prosperity…


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Valerie attends Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit 

18 Oct 17

On 18 October 2017 I attended the Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit to urge Government to pause Universal Credit and stop driving up poverty and homelessness.


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Valerie visits Queen Mary’s Grammar School to present Speaker’s School Council Award 

13 Oct 17

On 13 October 2017 I was delighted to present the School Council at Queen Mary’s Grammar School with the runner-up plaque in the 17-19 year old category of the Speaker’s School Council Award for their ‘Change Your Mind’ project.


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Business Questions 12 October 2017 

12 Oct 17

As Shadow Leader of the House, I raised a number of questions at the first Business Questions following the Conference Recess.


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Valerie speaks at emergency debate on Government and Parliamentary proceedings 

10 Oct 17

On 10 October 2017 I took part in an emergency debate on the Government’s policy in relation to the proceedings of the House of Commons.


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Parliament’s Education Service 

9 Oct 17

I am delighted to hear that between September 2016 and August 2017 my constituents in Walsall South participated in the following ways: 15 constituents in 7 non-school groups visited Parliament on a Member sponsored tour.


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Valerie supports Baby Loss Awareness Week 

9 Oct 17

This week I support Baby Loss Awareness Week, which takes place 9-15 October 2017, to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and to call for better bereavement care.


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My article for Walsall Advertiser 

21 Sep 17

This has been a jaw dropping week of audacity by the Government.


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Valerie opens Back2Fitness Physiotherapy Clinic 

17 Sep 17

I was delighted to open the new Back2Fitness Physiotherapy clinic on Wolverhampton Road West on Saturday 16 September 2017.


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Business Questions 14 September 2017 

14 Sep 17

I raised the following questions with the Leader of the House: I thank the Leader of the House.


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Valerie signs pledge to Back British Farming 

13 Sep 17

On Wednesday 13 September 2017 I pledged my support to British food and farming and celebrated the huge contribution that British farmers and growers make in producing the nation’s food.


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European Union Withdrawal Bill vote 

12 Sep 17

The European Union Withdrawal Bill overturns the 1972 European Communities Act and will convert all existing EU laws into UK law.


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Nomination of Members to Committees 

12 Sep 17

On Tuesday 12 September 2017, I spoke in the House of Commons on the Government’s motion on the nomination of Members to Committees.


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Business Questions 7 September 2017 

7 Sep 17

Below is my speech for the first Business Questions following the Summer Recess: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the forthcoming business and for tabling the motion on Select Committees.


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Walsall South Diabetes figures 

6 Sep 17

I am alarmed that latest figures by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes show that 9.28% of the population in Walsall South has diabetes.


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Business Questions 20 July 2017 

20 Jul 17

It is the last day of Parliament before Summer Recess and I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP.


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My article for Huffington Post 

17 Jul 17

Here is my article ‘Theresa May Is Saddling Britain With A Zombie Government’ published in the Huffington Post on 17 July 2017: Last week following the Taylor review, the Prime Minister said that “through debate and discussion – the …


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Valerie moves emergency debate on the Scheduling of Parliamentary Business 

17 Jul 17

I was granted an emergency debate (Standing Order No.


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Valerie visits the Bus Library at Old Church Primary School 

14 Jul 17

When I attended the Summer Reading Challenge event in Parliament, I met with Anne Sarrag the Head of Children’s Reading at The Reading Agency and requested books to give to Old Church Primary School for their ‘Party on the Playground’ event.


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Valerie visits Whitehall Junior to meet the School Council 

14 Jul 17

I had a discussion with Whitehall Junior School Council on 14 July 2017 – a group of elected children across the pupils’ community, with each class having a School Council representative.


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Business Questions 13 July 2017 

13 Jul 17

As Shadow Leader of the House I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP, including why the Government are refusing to schedule debates.


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Valerie welcomes inquiry into contaminated blood 

12 Jul 17

The government’s announcement of an inquiry into the NHS contaminated blood scandal is long overdue.


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Valerie visits Manor Hospital to see the new Gamma Camera 

7 Jul 17

I visited Walsall Manor Hospital to see the new state of the art Gamma Camera on Friday 7 July 2017.


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Business Questions 6 July 2017 

6 Jul 17

At Business Questions I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP.


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Valerie pledges support for musicians post-Brexit 

5 Jul 17

Today I was pleased to pledge support for professional performers and musicians in Walsall South in their continued work post-Brexit.


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Valerie speaks at Unity in the Community Rally 

1 Jul 17

I was delighted to speak at the Unity in the Community Rally on Saturday 1 July 2017.


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Valerie attends St Matthew’s Community Day 

1 Jul 17

On Saturday 1 July 2017 I attended St Matthew’s Community Day, an annual event hosted by St Matthew’s Church to bring together the community and families of Walsall.


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Valerie visits LoCal Homes Factory 

30 Jun 17

I was delighted to visit LoCal Homes Factory on Friday 30 June 2017 which uses low carbon timber frames and a range of innovative techniques to build homes that are energy efficient and affordable in Walsall South.


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Business Questions 29 June 2017 

29 Jun 17

As Shadow Leader of the House I raised various issues at Business Questions with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP.


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Record number of BAME MP’s in Parliament 

28 Jun 17

On Wednesday 28 June 2017 11 new MP’s from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds took their seats in Parliament.


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Valerie writes to Walsall MBC and housing providers on fire safety in Walsall 

27 Jun 17

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in Kensington is shocking.


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Valerie supports campaign for every child to join local library 

27 Jun 17

I support the campaign run by The Reading Agency to encourage all children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which launches across England and Wales on Saturday 15 July 2017.


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Valerie attends unveiling of memorial plaque for Jo Cox 

26 Jun 17

Jo Cox was a talented and valued colleague and friend.


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Business Questions 22 June 2017 

22 Jun 17

In the first week of a new Parliament, I returned to the Despatch Box as the re-appointed Shadow Leader of the House.


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Valerie re-appointed as Shadow Leader of the House 

15 Jun 17

I want to thank everyone who voted, sent messages of support, and to the incredible team of volunteers, Labour Party members, and my wonderful family for their unwavering support.


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Find your polling station 

7 Jun 17

The General Election on 8th June 2017 is a choice about the future of our country.







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