24 NOV 2016

Happy Karen Lumley MP welcomes cash for Air Ambulance

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.

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