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Labour MP for Walsall South
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Valerie Vaz voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, International Development, Education, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Burma, NHS: Reorganisation, Dental Services, Burma: Overseas Aid, Epilepsy
(based on written questions asked by Valerie Vaz and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- PREVENTION OF SOCIAL HOUSING FRAUD BILL Committee (1 out of 1)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (10 out of 13)
- Public Bodies Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Live Music Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: A and E Departments (21 May 2013)
“The Select Committee on Health heard evidence today from the College of Emergency Medicine about a 50% shortfall in trainee doctors and consultants. On average, trusts—I was going to say PCTs—spend £500,000 on locums. What does the Secretary of State intend to do about that?”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Innovation: Gender (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what plan his Department has to consider the European Commission report, She Figures 2012 on gender in research and innovation; (2) what plans his Department has to respond to the European Commission report, She Figures 2012 in respect of England.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Medicine: Education (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many (a) male and (b) female medically qualified academic staff are employed by universities in England and the UK; (2) how many (a) male and (b) female medically qualified academic staff employed by universities in England and the UK also have an honorary contract with the NHS.”
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- Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 77.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 56 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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