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.
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.