Welcome to my website which contains information about what I have been up to both in Westminster and within the constituency.

You can also find information about local constituency surgeries that I am holding as well as how to get hold of me, should you require my assistance.

I look forward to working for my constituents over the coming years. If there is anything I can do to help you, please do get in touch.

Best wishes,

21 OCT 2016

Karen urges residents to attend Redditch Eastern Gateway exhibition

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, is urging residents who have an interest to go along and examine plans for the Redditch Eastern Gateway project. The proposed £85m industrial development is sited east of the town at the junction of the A4032 and A435 and close to Ravensbank Business Park. The...

17 OCT 2016

Karen Lumley MP expresses thanks to staff and constituents following operation

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has expressed her sincere thanks to all the staff at Redditch's Alexandra Hospital who dealt with her during her admission to the hospital last week for a planned but serious surgical procedure. She was admitted to the Woodrow Drive hospital last Wednesday (12...

13 OCT 2016

Karen urges constituents to help win a DIY makeover for the Sandycroft Centre

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch, is urging local residents to get behind the town's Sandycroft Centre, which is in the running for a DIY makeover from British Gas. Local Heroes is a British Gas innovation. It is an online service where you can find a British Gas-accredited local tradesman to carry...

25 OCT 2016

Airport expansion: Karen Lumley MP stresses need to accelerate project

Following the announcement today (Tuesday) that Government Ministers have approved a third runway at Heathrow as their main option to expand UK airport capacity, Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has expressed the need to get on with the project. Ministers approved the long-awaited decision at...

11 OCT 2016

Karen supports British Heart Foundation challenge

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) stand at Conservative Party Conference, taking part in the 'Keep Research Rolling' challenge to support her estimated 10,000 constituents living with cardiovascular disease. On Tuesday, 4 October 2016, Karen found out...

19 SEP 2016

Karen's Brexit thoughts on Times Red Box

Karen Lumley, Member of Parliament for Redditch County, was asked to submit an article to on-line political mouthpiece, The Times Red Box, on the subject 'What I Want From Brexit' and this was published this week. Karen highlighted and expanded on aspects relating to sovereignty, international...

Important Message



Over 400 residents turned up to the public meeting that I called on Wednesday (28 September 2016), giving members of the public their chance to question consultants, doctors and members of the board of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust about their plans for the future of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

First of all, I was delighted to see so many people there, all with relevant questions to ask, and second, I was extremely grateful for the time committed to the meeting by those consultants and staff at our hospital.


Caragh Merrick, the newly-appointed chair of the Trust, said at the meeting that she was very aware that the Acute Trust had not engaged with its community sufficiently in the past, and that she intended to put that right. I commend that standpoint and I very much look forward to working with Caragh and her team in the coming months and years.


There have been rumblings and rumours of changes, and indeed changes to services that have taken place at the Alex in the 25 years and more since it was built. But we are where we are now, and we have to secure the best that we can for the people of Redditch.


Some people may not want to hear this, but I know that the Acute Trust have worked extremely hard to get to the position they are now in. The children's and maternity wards were moved the Worcester due to a lack of staffing. As I said at the meeting, this is not about money, but a national inability to recruit the necessary staff to run specialised services across all hospitals.


I welcome the forthcoming consultation regarding the clinical model that has been put forward by the Trust for the running of our hospital services in Worcestershire, including in Redditch, and it looks now as if that will commence officially in November and run for 12 weeks. That will be enough time for individuals as well as community and other interest groups to make their points to the Trust board.


The public meeting was the first time members of the Trust board and CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) had to be able to judge the mood of many members of the public in Redditch, and certainly in that respect it was a very worthwhile exercise. The very purpose of the meeting was to allow residents the opportunity to question Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust about their plans for the Alex, and that was achieved. The forthcoming consultation, I hope, will be a chance to extend that opportunity even further.


I would like to personally thank all members of the panel for taking the time to come to the meeting – I believe it was a very important start in a very important process. I would also like to thank all those involved in the organisation of the event, as these things don't just happen, and last but not least, I thank everyone who took the time out on a Wednesday evening to come to the meeting and ask their questions, or simply just to listen.

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