09 FEB 2017

Statement from Karen Lumley MP regarding Brexit Bill

Karen said: "This week has been a unique time in British politics and politicians were expected to attend on both sides including those who are sick, including myself.

"There were rebellions on both sides of the House and my presence was required on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I was brought in every day in a car to vote, including very late into the night on Monday. This is a unique way of working, but this is my job and probably a once-in-a-lifetime vote.

"The Brexit bill has now passed through the House of Commons, receiving its Third Reading on Wednesday (8 February). I am delighted because, as everyone should know, my position has been clear all along that we should leave the European Union, and 62 per cent of the Redditch people voted this way last June.

"I spoke personally to the Prime Minister on Monday who thanked me for returning in difficult circumstances."

Karen is now back in Redditch and hopes that very soon she will be able to resume part-time working, subject to her doctor's approval.

Her London and Redditch offices are both working normally.

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Important Message

Staff from my office have been busy organising two Pensioners' Advice & Information Fairs – one-stop shops to introduce support, voluntary and other relevant services and organisations to those of pensionable age in Redditch.

I have already hosted three very successful Jobs Fairs, an Apprenticeships and Skills Fair and a Charity Funding Fair, and the Pensioners Fairs are set to follow in the wake of their accomplishments.

So far around 20 organisations have confirmed their attendance at two events which are set to take place as follows:

Friday, 3 March, 10am-12pm at the Rocklands Social Club, Birchfield Road, Headless Cross B97 4LB

Friday, 17 March, 10am-12pm at the Mettis (formerly HDA) Social Club in Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley B97 6PB

Youngsters starting University have Freshers' Fairs and for those seeking employment I run regular Jobs' Fairs, so I wanted to replicate this successful concept for my older constituents who may not be aware of the fantastic breadth of organisations out there with services they may find valuable.

The idea is to bring together, under one roof, a mix of statutory, voluntary and activity-based bodies who can showcase their services.

Organisations confirmed as taking part are: Act on Energy, Age UK, Citizens Advice, Council Electoral Services, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, The National Trust, West Mercia Police, Home Instead, Carers Careline, Redditch Association for the Blind, Healthwatch Worcestershire, Care & Repair Worcestershire, Redditch Borough Council Health Improvement, The Alzheimer's Society, Severn Trent Water, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening and Trading Standards.

Admission to both events is free and refreshments will be provided as well.


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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