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. She has spoken widely about health issues and is a Labour member of the Health 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.