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Thank You!

Lorely Burt - Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull

Lorely outside Parliament

Lorely is a strong voice for Solihull in Parliament

Thank you so much for re-electing me as MP for Solihull. It continues to be huge honour and privilege to represent local people in Parliament.

Whether or not you voted for me, I am your MP and I am here to help when you need me. I hold weekly advice surgeries and you will find details of how to contact me on this site.

Solihull is a wonderful place to live and work and I will do my very best to stand up and fight for local people in Parliament.

Best wishes,

Lorely Burt MP

Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull

Recent updates

  • STANDING UP FOR SOLIHULL MANUFACTURING: Lorely in the House of Commons is making the case for investment in our area
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    The government will fund an Advanced Manufacturing Hub for Greater Birmingham and Solihull following a call in Parliament by local MP Lorely Burt.

    Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark agreed to consider providing funding in response to a question in the Commons Chamber by Mrs Burt in March.

    The government's new Local Growth Deal with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership commits £2 million of government money to support a 20-hectare Advanced Manufacturing Hub.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Solihull will benefit from better local transport and an aviation engineering centre at Solihull College, thanks to the Local Growth Deal announced by the government.

    The £357 million deal includes:

    • £2 million for an Aviation Engineering Training Centre at Solihull College, providing training for 145 people and creating six jobs
    • £50 million to improve the A45 link between Birmingham City Centre and Birmingham International Airport
    • £2.7 million to improve highways - 11 projects in Solihull and seven in Birmingham - creating 198 jobs
    • £10 million to improve Birmingham Snow Hill Station, which links to Solihull Station and Olton Station
  • STANDING UP FOR SOLIHULL MANUFACTURING: Lorely in the House of Commons is making the case for investment in our area
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt is backing a call by over 100 MPs for a debate in the House of Commons on hospital car parking charges.

    Mrs Burt has officially lent her support to a call for a General Debate in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons.

    An application has been made to the Backbench Business Committee for a 90-minute debate, which Mrs Burt hopes will take place no later than September this year.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2014

    NEARLY 3,000 carers in Solihull would receive a bonus worth up to £250 a year under a Liberal Democrat government, it has been announced.

    The no-strings-attached Carer's Bonus would help more than one million people who look after disabled loved ones.

    The annual payment would help full-time carers get a bit of extra help and recognises the invaluable contribution they make to society.

  • KFC protest
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has attacked a decision to allow on appeal a new Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food store on Stratford Road.

    Following a campaign by residents and local Lib Dem activists, council officers rejected the proposal, but it has now been overturned on appeal.

    Mrs Burt said, "The decision to approve this new KFC on appeal is a kick in the teeth for local residents who fought hard to get it stopped.

  • Lorely with Dean Jenkins WMAS area manager
    Article: Jun 7, 2014

    Double-Crewed Ambulances are set to return to Solihull this August.

    Double-Crewed Ambulances were withdrawn from Solihull last year and have since been operating from a base in Erdington, but ambulance managers agreed to return them following a campaign by MP Lorely Burt.

    The ambulances were due to return in January. However, the old ambulance station on Hermitage Road has been closed so a new site is needed. Negotiations with Heart of England Foundation Trust to base ambulances in Solihull Hospital are still ongoing.

  • Norman Lamb Solihull Hospital Ward 10
    Article: Jun 6, 2014

    Health Minister Norman Lamb visited Solihull Hospital to observe Ward 10, the dementia ward which local MP Lorely Burt is campaigning to save from closure.

    Along with local Lib Dems Councillor Martin Hewings and party chair Ade Adeyemo, the minister met staff and discussed plans to integrate specialist dementia care with physical healthcare.

  • Vince Cable addresses Solihull College re. apprenticeships
    Article: May 19, 2014

    Along with a host of Midlands' employers and apprentices, Solihull College welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable to an apprenticeship event at the College's Blossomfield Campus on Thursday.

    The Business Secretary explained how, through the government's investment, that apprenticeships will "give young people a vision of a good career through vocational education". Mr Cable said Further Education has a crucial role to play and that Solihull College was a "beacon" for apprenticeships.

  • Lorely with Vince at Fujitsu
    Article: May 19, 2014

    The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, today visited Fujitsu's facility in Solihull for a roundtable discussion with the company's best and brightest, its apprentices.

    Dr Cable and Solihull MP met with nine apprentices from across the business to learn more about what attracted them to become apprentices, the skills they are learning and the opportunities it is providing them for a successful career.

  • Solihull Gateway petition
    Article: May 13, 2014

    Solihull Council has defended plans to remove a pedestrian crossing because it believes it can 'encourage a high level of courtesy from drivers towards pedestrians'.

    The council's claim comes in response to a letter from Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt calling on the council to preserve the crossing on Poplar Road as part of its plans for Solihull Gateway.

Over the summer Lorely and volunteers have been knocking on doors through out Solihull trying to find out what matters most to you.

Unfortunately they haven't been able to knock on every door. This is your chance to have your say on the issues that are improtant to you - regardless of who you vote for at election time.

Please take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey as your answers help Lorely to work more effectivley on your behalf.

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