Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) stand at Conservative Party Conference, taking part in the 'Keep Research Rolling' challenge to support her estimated 10,000 constituents living with cardiovascular disease.
On Tuesday, 4 October 2016, Karen found out about how to ensure UK research stays at the top of its game so the charity can continue making lifesaving discoveries.
Karen said: "Medical research is one of the UK's strongest assets, improving the lives of patients, both at home and around the world, and generating significant returns for the UK economy.
"This is thanks to a team effort, with investment from the Government supporting funding from charities like the BHF.
"We need to protect our world-class research environment if we are to prevent, diagnose and treat devastating conditions like cardiovascular disease in Redditch and nationwide."
Picture: Karen shows her support for British Heart Foundation (BHF) research.
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.