Valerie Vaz

MP, Walsall South

Walsall South Labour

Valerie Vaz campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Valerie Vaz’s voting in Parliament

Valerie Vaz is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Valerie Vaz’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Valerie Vaz has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • 30 Jun 2016

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing the debate. As a solicitor, I have often had to use the Land Registry. He is making the economic case for non-privatisation. Does he agree that the Land Registry is entirely self-funding? In fact, it has returned 126 million to the Treasury.
  • Business of the House 30 Jun 2016

    That is why we need an urgent statement on the unit that has been set up following the referendum. We need to know whether there are sufficient numbers of civil servants and sufficient expertise, and what their work programme is. After all, treaties are going to be unravelled.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airport Capacity 30 Jun 2016

    When he plans to make a decision on the construction of an additional runway in south-east England.

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Labour MP for Walsall South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Telephone Services
  • Burma
  • Internet
  • Buildings
  • NHS: Reorganisation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 7 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 25 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (not practising).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Paul Townsend, as Office Manager.

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