How Valerie Vaz voted
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Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Valerie Vaz hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
May we have an urgent statement on a code of practice in the NHS that makes the interests of children paramount and that balances the views of parents and clinicians so that public money is not wasted in court and police costs?
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that scientific advice carries appropriate weight across government.
I thank the Minister for his response and welcome him to his post, but the fact is that the science budget has been eroded in real terms. The Minister with two brains was removed, and he had the support of the scientific community. Can the Minister explain how the Government Office for Science can be effective when the chief scientific adviser posts in the Department of Energy and Climate...
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Labour MP for Walsall South
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Innovation and Skills
- Telephone Services
- Dental Services
- NHS: Reorganisation
Currently held offices
- Member, Regulatory Reform
- Member, Health Committee
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 120 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 77.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 76 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.
(a) Name of donor: Walsall South CLP
(a) Address of donor: Bellamy House, Wilkes Street, Willenhall, Walsall, WV13 2BS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,660 raised in respect of a fundraising event held on 5 December 2013 for the benefit of Walsall South Constituency Labour Party (CLP). Part of the money will be donated to another CLP. The event was hosted by Walsall College
who provided refreshments, and which amounted to a registrable donation in kind as set out below.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 2 January 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Walsall College Academies Trust (Company Registration Number 07754696)
(a) Address of donor: Wisemore Campus, Littleton Street West, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8ES.
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,400 donation in kind for hosting event and providing refreshments
(a) Donor status: Company, Registration number 07754696
(a) (Registered 2 January 2014)
Solicitor (not practising).
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