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."
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.