Midlands Air Ambulance has been granted £1m in extra funding from fines on bankers (LIBOR), and Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, welcomes the extra cash for this vital service.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday (23 November 2016) included the windfall which will contribute towards the purchase and fitting out of a new Air Ambulance helicopter.
Karen said: "The Air Ambulance provides an essential service to constituents in Redditch and surrounding villages and I am pleased to see the Chancellor prioritising air ambulance services over bankers' pockets.
"Throughout the Autumn Statement the Chancellor has sent a strong signal that he will deliver a strong economy that works for everyone, and that includes funding for emergency services in Worcestershire. Redditch residents stand to gain from increases in the National Living Wage, investment in Midlands Devolution project as well as extra funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance."
Picture shows Karen on a visit to the Midlands Air Ambulance in 2014.
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.