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.
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.