Karen was born in Barnsley in 1964 and grew up in Rugby with her parents and sister, Sarah. Karen went to Rugby High School for Girls and then onto East Warwickshire College. Her mum was a nurse and her dad a local head teacher. She went to work for Ford Motor Company at the age of 18 as a trainee accountant living in Brentwood in Essex.

She married Richard, a geologist, in 1984 and they moved to Wrexham. They have two children, Lizzie and Chris.

She is company secretary of RKL Geological Services Ltd and also a trainer for the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, for which she has worked with many countries, including Bosnia, Slovakia, Serbia, Mozambique, Moldova, Kosovo and Montenegro.

Richard is a consultant geologist. Richard, like Karen, spends four nights a week on average in London, with their family home in Redditch. They enjoy entertaining their friends and family there at the weekends.

Karen has a keen interest in education and is Chair of the Redditch West School Trust, having previously been the Chair of Governors at Vaynor First School. She is very much hands-on and likes to meet with pupils and teachers wherever possible.  

Her interests include travelling, knitting, cooking and music.

Important Message

Statement on Westminster 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 were killed or injured and their families.

"Westminster is the seat of one of the oldest and most respected Governments in the world, and upholds values of free speech, liberty, human rights, and the rule of law – values shared by free people around the world. Amongst the bloodshed of yesterday, we must never waiver from our resolve to beat the terrorists.

"I, along with many MPs, actually knew PC Keith Palmer, the policeman who died, because he was often the first friendly face we would see when entering the Parliamentary estate. I often shared a morning joke with him. My deepest sympathies lie with his family and those of others killed or injured."

Karen was not in Parliament yesterday as she is currently still at home in Redditch recovering from her illness.


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Upcoming Surgeries

Get in touch with Karen's office if you'd like to meet with her. Due to high demand surgeries are by appointment only to make sure there is time to give every case the attention needed.

See her upcoming surgery dates here.  

Contact Details

Grosvenor House
Prospect Hill
B97 4DL

01527 591334