Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has today (27 February 2017) congratulated local butcher Pete the Meat who has scooped the Midlands winner in the Butcher category of the Countryside Alliance Awards. The awards celebrate those businesses and groups working hard to keep rural life ticking. The competition received over 7,500 nominations across five categories.
The Astwood Bank butcher has been a familiar fixture in Redditch for years and is now in contention to win the national award after beating other butchers in the high stakes competition. The judges commended the excellent customer service and charitable work at the high street favourite.
Karen commented: "Pete the Meat is a well-loved part of the community and so I am really proud of their success at the Countryside Alliance Awards. It's a reflection of their hard work as a business and their championing of the rural economy.
"I wish them the best of luck in the national competition – I know their meat and service is a cut above the rest."
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.
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.