Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has today (21 February 2017) welcomed the announcement of £4 million Government investment for traffic beating technology. The Worcestershire Local Authority is one of nineteen councils across England to receive a share of the investment and will spend £300,000 to improve the way traffic incidents are dealt with.
The investment in a cutting edge information sharing system will mean that traffic incidents can be dealt with quickly by highway staff and vehicles.
Karen said: "This is great news for Redditch and Worcestershire. With this investment, motor incidents can be handled safely and quickly, which means less traffic and less disruption to motorists and business.
"Today's announcement shows that the Conservative Government is firmly committed to actively tackling today's problems with modern and innovative solutions. It's great to see such forward thinking at the heart of Government."
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.