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."
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.
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