Young Leaders Evening Talk with Valerie Vaz MP
Asia House’s Young Leaders are invited to an exclusive talk and networking reception hosted by Valerie Vaz MP, in the Grand Committee Room of the Houses of Parliament.
In summer 2013 as part of a Parliamentary delegation led by the House of Commons Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Valerie Vaz MP travelled to Myanmar where she met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Valerie was born in Aden, to parents Merlyn and Tony Vaz who originated from Goa, India. She has a sister and her brother is the former Minister of State, Keith Vaz who has been the MP for Leicester East since 1987.
Her family settled in Twickenham and then East Sheen. Valerie attended Twickenham County Grammar School, and Bedford College, University of London where she read Biochemistry. She also attended Cambridge University to undertake research.
From 1986-1990 Valerie was a Councillor in the London Borough of Ealing and was Deputy Leader in 1988-1989. She stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in Twickenham in 1987 and in the European elections in 1999 in the East Midlands. Her community work includes being a school governor and member of a health authority. Valerie was a presenter/interviewer for BBC TV Network East in 1987.
She was elected MP for Walsall South in May 2010 and has been elected as a Member of the Health Select Committee.
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