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.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Valerie Vaz’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Valerie Vaz’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 8 Dec 2016

    Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
  • Business of the House 8 Dec 2016

    I thank the Leader of the House for coming to the House today. He has had a very busy week. Margaret Thatcher said that everyone needed a Willie. She was referring to Willie Whitelaw, and the Leader of the House is rapidly becoming the Willie Whitelaw of this Government. He is there whenever anyone needs him. The Leader of the House helpfully published the dates for Easter, May day and...
  • Exiting the European Union: Points of Order 1 Dec 2016

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Profile

Labour MP for Walsall South

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

Expenses

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, House of Commons Commission (since 21 Nov 2016)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (Commons) (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 Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Valerie Vaz’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 59 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Valerie Vaz’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 122 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 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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