I am not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8 June 2017.

As you will see elsewhere on this page, I am not seeking re-election due to continuing poor health and so I would like to extend my personal thanks to everyone who has worked with me over the last seven years to help make Redditch a better place to live and work. It really has been an enormous pleasure and privilege to have represented Redditch and its people and I wish you all the very best for the future.

13 APR 2017

Karen urges communities to enter building supplies competition

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, is urging community groups to take full advantage of a new community grant awards competition. The UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, Jewson, gave away a total of £250,000 to local community projects last year – and the same...

10 APR 2017

Karen meets with new Acute Trust CEO

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, met with newly appointed chief executive officer at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) in Redditch on Friday (7 April 2017). Michelle McKay joined WAHT on 27 March 2017, committing her long term future to Worcestershire having made a move from...

07 APR 2017

Karen joins in celebrations at refurbished supermarket

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, helped re-open the remodelled Morrisons store in Winyates yesterday (Thursday, 6 April 2017). The town's Member of Parliament, who hasn't participated in many public engagements in recent months due to illness, was invited to take part in the celebrations,...

23 MAR 2017

Statement from Karen Lumley MP regarding Westminster terror attack

Following the attack on police and members of the public in central London yesterday (Wednesday, 22 March 2017), Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County commented as follows: "Yesterday was a very sad day for the people of our country, particularly in London, and my first thoughts are with those who...

10 JAN 2017

Karen Lumley MP asks question about the Alex during urgent statement from the Secretary of State for Health

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, asked a question about the Alexandra Hospital in the Chamber yesterday during an urgent statement made by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, following recent A&E pressures. Karen Lumley MP asked: As my right hon. Friend has mentioned, the A&E...

07 DEC 2016

Karen Lumley MP welcomes consultation to increase driving penalties

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has welcome the announcement this week (5 December 2016) that the Government is to consult on possible changes to penalties for those who kill or cause serious injury on the roads. The consultation proposes raising the maximum penalties for some of the most...

Important Message


Stepping down


Redditch has been my home for nearly 20 years and it has been a huge honour to have represented its great people for the past seven.

Sadly due to ill health I have decided not to stand for re-election. There is nothing more important or rewarding than helping people, however I need to be fully fit to be able to undertake the job properly.

I am immensely grateful to all the fantastic people I have met during my time as a Member of Parliament and want to say a huge thank you for all of their support.

Redditch deserves strong and stable leadership. Every vote for Theresa May and your local Conservative, Rachel Maclean, on 8 June will strengthen our hand in negotiations to get the best possible deal for Brexit and beyond, leaving Britain stronger and better off for the future.


Contact Details

Grosvenor House
Prospect Hill
B97 4DL

01527 591334