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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 random selection of Valerie Vaz’s votes.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 44 votes against, 8 absences, between 2014–2016.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Valerie Vaz has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Funding levels for diplomatic staff in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Valerie Vaz.
I have written to, I think, my third Minister about the case of a person who stabbed a constituent of mine—he wanted to murder her—and is still in the country. If I write to the Minister, will he undertake to look at the case again and ensure that that person is deported so that my constituent can live in peace?
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Newton Abbot (Anneusb Marie Morris). It is sad that our Gracious Sovereign missed announcing the Government’s programme, but we look forward to seeing her again in the future. The cost of living is one of the biggest crises engulfing our nations and regions. That is what people have said to us in the recent local elections; from Cumbria to...
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Labour MP for Walsall South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Valerie Vaz campaigned to remain in the European Union
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Innovation and Skills
- Telephone Services
Currently held offices
- Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)
- Member, Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 21 Nov 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (16 Jan 2020 to 8 Jun 2021)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (21 Nov 2016 to 9 May 2021)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (7 Oct 2016 to 9 May 2021)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (7 Mar 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 18 Jul 2016)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (25 Jun 2015 to 11 Oct 2016)
- 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 and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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