Valerie Vaz

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

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Walsall South Labour

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.

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 28 Mar 2018

    Procedure: Voting by proxy in the House of Commons. 2:45 pm; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Pete Wishart MP, SNP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons
  • Grenfell Update: The Economy 22 Mar 2018

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I draw attention to the statutory instrument that I mentioned this morning at business questions in relation to nursing bursaries that are changed into loans for postgraduate students. Have you heard whether a debate will be scheduled before 28 March, which is the last day for praying against the statutory instrument? If a debate is scheduled after...
  • Business of the House 22 Mar 2018

    Will the Leader of the House please update the House on the forthcoming business?

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Labour MP for Walsall South

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

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Topics of interest

Valerie Vaz campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Education
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Telephone Services
  • Burma
  • Internet
  • Buildings
  • NHS: Reorganisation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 31 Oct 2017)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House of Commons Commission (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester ML4 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 29 June 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (not practising).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Paul Townsend, as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 05 January 2017)

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