Valerie Vaz

MP, Walsall South

Walsall South Labour

Valerie Vaz’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Valerie Vaz’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government 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
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Valerie Vaz never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 17 Sep 2015

    Why did the Government abruptly cut the ESOL plus—English for speakers of other languages—mandation fund? That has put in jeopardy those who want to get jobs and learn English, as well as providers such as Walsall adult community college. May we have an urgent statement on restoring that fund, or at least a reply to my letter from the Minister?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Migration 16 Sep 2015

    Rather than raid the DFID budget, could we consider using the seized Syrian assets, both in the region and for cash-strapped councils?

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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, Panel of Chairs (since 25 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
17 December 2014, received £600 plus £75 travel expenses from ITV Services Limited, Trafford Wharf, Trafford M17 1FZ, for an appearance on Christmas University Challenge, recorded 29 November 2014. Hours: 4.5 hrs excluding travel. (Registered 08 January 2015)
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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