Posted on 25/07/2012
Valerie Vaz MP
BSc Biochemistry, 1978 Bedford College
Valerie is Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party and has been the MP for Walsall South since 2010 and was reelected in 2015. Valerie was elected and served as a Member of the influential Health Select Committee from 2010-2015 and was a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee from 2010-15 and the House of Commons Governance Committee from 2014-15. In the 2015 Parliament Valerie has served on the Science & Technology Select committee from 2015-2016 and currently serves on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. Previously, a Treasury solicitor, Valerie was a lawyer in the Government Legal Service. She has been Deputy Leader of Ealing Council and was the first Asian woman counsellor to be elected there in 1986. Valerie was also well-known as a presenter and interviewer for the BBC programme Network East.