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Valerie Vaz MP: PR

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Valerie visits Accord Group with Jeremy Corbyn 

15 Aug 18

I was delighted to welcome the Leader of HM Opposition Jeremy Corbyn to Walsall on 13 August 2018 to visit the Accord factory to speak to staff and observe the manufacturing process.


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Valerie chairs Q&A at the EEF in Birmingham 

24 Jul 18

I was delighted to be able to join Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP in Birmingham on 24 July where I chaired a QA session at the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF).


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Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

24 Jul 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following urgent question asked on 23 July 2018: “to ask Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) if he will make a statement in relation to Government policy and practice with regard to…


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Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

23 Jul 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following urgent question asked on 23 July 2018: “to ask Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) if he will make a statement in relation to Government policy and practice with regard to…


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Business Questions 19 July 2018 

19 Jul 18

I raised with the Leader of the House that the Government’s position on the White Paper on Brexit is quite confusing.


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Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

18 Jul 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following urgent question asked on 18 July 2018: ‘to ask the Leader of the House if she will make a statement on arrangements for Members on maternity, paternity or adoption leave and proxy voting…


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Valerie attends gifting of Constance Markievicz picture in Parliament 

18 Jul 18

I attended an event in Speaker’s House on 18 July 2018 where a picture of Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to the House of Commons, was gifted to the UK Parliament by the Irish Parliament (Houses of the Oireachtas).


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Valerie attends community pharmacy briefing event 

17 Jul 18

I attended the community pharmacy briefing event in Parliament on Tuesday 17 July 2018.


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Business Questions 12 July 2018 

12 Jul 18

The Minority Government is abusing its power.


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Valerie marks Srebrenica Memorial Day 

12 Jul 18

I signed the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges in Parliament on Thursday 12 July 2018, promising to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone.


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Valerie responds to motions on appointments 

10 Jul 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following motion on 10 July 2018: That, in pursuance of section 1(2B) of the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, Dr Rima Makarem be appointed to the House of Commons Commission for a period …


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Valerie celebrates NHS outside Walsall Manor 

8 Jul 18

I was delighted to celebrate the NHS outside Walsall Manor Hospital on Saturday 7 July 2018 along with Andy Brown, Chair of the Disability Advisory Group Walsall Manor.


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Valerie fundraises for Darlaston Town (1874) FC 

8 Jul 18

I attended a fundraising event at Darlaston Town (1874) FC on Saturday 7 July.


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Valerie speaks on the NHS in Cannock Town Centre 

7 Jul 18

I spoke at the 70th anniversary of our NHS in Cannock Town Centre on Saturday 7 July 2018.


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Valerie celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS 

7 Jul 18

I was delighted to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS by holding a street stall in Bloxwich Market on Saturday 7 July 2018.


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Valerie raises Point of Order 

5 Jul 18

A General debate was scheduled on 5 July 2018 on the Principle of proxy voting in the House of Commons.


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Business Questions 5 July 2018 

5 Jul 18

I called for a debate on the Public Accounts Committee report which states that Government funding reductions, totalling nearly 50%, have placed local authorities under real strain.


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Valerie meets Pearson Teaching Award winner in Parliament 

4 Jul 18

I met with Nin Matharu, Headteacher of King’s Hill Primary School, and Mike Fox, Chair of Governors, in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July 2018.


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Valerie attends ‘EqualiTeas’ debate at Kings Hill Primary School 

29 Jun 18

On 29 June 2018 I attended Kings Hill Primary School where students had a debate to celebrate ‘EqualiTeas’  marking 90 years since the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act became law.


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Business Questions 28 June 2018 

28 Jun 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, that the Government seems to be too busy fighting among themselves to fight for this country.


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Valerie votes against third runway at Heathrow 

25 Jun 18

I voted against the construction of a third runway at Heathrow in Parliament on 25 June 2018.


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Valerie raises Point of Order 

21 Jun 18

I raised the following Point of Order on 21 June 2018.


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Business Questions 21 June 2018 

21 Jun 18

At Business Question on 21 June 2018, I raised with the Leader of the House the President of the United State’s policy of separating children from their parents.


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Valerie opens Opposition Day debate 

19 Jun 18

I opened the Opposition Day debate on the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill on Tuesday 19 June 2018.


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Eid Mubarak 

15 Jun 18

I wish Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid-al Fitr in the UK and across the world.


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Statement on the EU Withdrawal Bill 

14 Jun 18

There were important votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill on 12 and 13 June 2018.


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Business Questions 14 June 2018 

14 Jun 18

I asked the Leader of the House when the Government will publish its White Paper setting out its negotiating position with the European Union.


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Valerie raises Point of Order 

13 Jun 18

I raised the following Point of Order on 13 June 2018.


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Business Questions 7 June 2018 

7 Jun 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, the Government’s handling of the economy.


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Business Questions 24 May 2018 

24 May 18

I asked the Leader of the House if she could confirm whether any of the Bills relating to Europe will be debated in this place before the European Council meeting scheduled for 28 and 29 June? This Minority Government is too afraid to debate any Bill…


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Valerie speaks at Emergency Debate on Private Members’ Bills Money Resolutions 

21 May 18

On 21 May 2018, as Shadow Leader of the House I spoke in the Emergency Debate on Private Members’ Bills Money Resolutions.


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Business Question 17 May 2018 

17 May 18

I asked the Leader of the House when the Withdrawal Bill will be brought back to the House of Commons and when the customs Bill will come to the House on Report and Third Reading.


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Valerie meets with parliamentary delegation from Malta 

10 May 18

As a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, on Wednesday 9 May 2018, I met with a delegation of Members from the House of Representatives in Malta as part of a bilateral exchange which took part from Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 May 2018.


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Valerie responds to urgent question 

10 May 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to an urgent question to the Leader of the House on the Government’s policy on introducing money resolutions for private Members’ Bills.


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Business Questions 10 May 2018 

10 May 18

I asked the Leader of the House when the so-called customs Bill—the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill—and the Trade Bill have their Report stage and Third Reading, and, more importantly, ​when will the withdrawal agreement and implementation …


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Business Questions 3 May 2018 

3 May 18

I raised with the Leader of the House the debate on postgraduate student nurses’ bursaries which the Government plans to abolish, despite them being so important in upskilling people and dealing with the skills shortage in the NHS.


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Valerie supports ‘EqualiTeas’ 

2 May 18

I supported ‘EqualiTeas’ in Parliament on 1 May 2018.


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Tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn 

1 May 18

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, I gave a tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn on 1 May 2018.


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Child burial fees abolished 

28 Apr 18

On Saturday 28 April 2018 I campaigned with Carolyn Harris MP in Walsall.


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Business Questions 26 April 2018 

26 Apr 18

I raised the treatment of the Windrush Generation again with the Leader of the House.


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Valerie Welcomes Students Walsall E-Act Academy 

20 Apr 18

I was delighted to welcome students from Walsall E-Act Academy to Parliament on 19 April 2018.


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Tracker on the progress of Brexit legislation 

20 Apr 18

You can keep track of the parliamentary progress of legislation introduced to implement Brexit on the Institute for Government’s website here: https://www.


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Business Questions 19 April 2018 

19 Apr 18

At Business Questions I raised the Government’s treatment of the Windrush Generation.


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Valerie responds to business statement 

16 Apr 18

On Monday 16 April 2018 I responded to the Leader of the Houses’ Business Statement.


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Business Questions 29 March 2018 

29 Mar 18

It is half time for the Article 50 process and regions are still anxious about what Brexit will mean for the.


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Valerie gives evidence to the Procedure Committee 

28 Mar 18

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, on Wednesday 28 March 2018, I gave oral evidence to the Procedure Committee for its inquiry into Voting by proxy in the House of Commons.


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Valerie speaks at Delegated Legislation Committee 

27 Mar 18

At a Delegated Legislation Committee on Tuesday 27 March 2018, I responded to the following motion: “That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Sarah Chambers as an Electoral Commissioner with effect …


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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.


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Valerie meets Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell 

26 Mar 18

It was great to meet Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell who has published his third book “Time Well Spent with Epilepsy”.


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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.







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