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.

  • 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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees 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.

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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 67 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Valerie Vaz’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 45 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 74.17% 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") 124 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 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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