Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their support by signing individual motions.

An average of around ten EDMs are tabled per sitting day, which amounts to between two and three thousand per session. They are printed every day and cost taxpayers millions of pounds but have little or no impact. They seldom get debated and the Government often simply ignores them.

As I am no longer a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department of Health, I am therefore at liberty to sign any Early Day Motions (EDMs) regarding matters that are important to my constituents. However, given the ineffective nature of EDMs, I would rather raise the concerns of my constituents directly with the relevant ministers, in the particular department, as usually this has a greater impact and response.


Important Message

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.

    

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