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Lorely Burt - Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull

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It is a pleasure to be your local MP for Solihull.

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

Recently I have been campaigning for improved health services, lower tax and more apprenticeships to get local young people earning and learning.

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.

Best wishes,

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Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

    Seventy candles will be lit across the UK to mark the occasion. The theme of this year's memorial day is 'Keep the memory alive'.

  • Photograph of (left to right) Anu Goel, Councillor John Windmill (Olton), Postal Minister Jo Swinson, Priya Chauhan (Lib Dem Olton Campaigner), Shelley Goel and Councillor Claire O’Kane (Olton)
    Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Gospel Lane Post Office received a visit from the Minister for Postal Affairs, Jo Swinson MP.

    Ms Swinson inspected the new-look, 'main'-style Post Office at the One Stop store, which was refurbished in September 2013 as part of the government's £2 billion modernisation programme.

    Since refurbishment the improved Post Office has offered seven-days-a-week service, a place to pay Car Tax and a postal service at the retail counter.

  • Lorely with police chief superintendent Alex Murray
    Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Mrs Burt met with Solihull's police chief to discuss her concerns about plans to close the desk at Shirley Police Station and restrict opening hours at the desk at Solihull Police Station.

    CH SUPT Alex Murray told Mrs Burt that his officers and PCSOs still have regular surgeries around the Solihull area and he will consider changing the locations of those to see if they can be more convenient for the community. This will maintain the neighbourhood policing option of face-to-face contact, which is important for residents in fear of crime.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Health bosses in the West Midlands have been urged to back a campaign aimed at dramatically reducing the number of suicides.

    Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has called on the local NHS trust to commit to an ambition for 'zero suicides' in their care.

    It follows Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's call for an overhaul of how the health service treats mental health.

  • Lorely with Marcus Bignot Solihull Moors FC coach
    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Solihull MP Lorely Burt has agreed to become a patron of Solihull Moors Football Club's charity department, Community Moors.

    Over the past two years Solihull Moors have established themselves in the community as first-class providers of sports coaching and sports provision in Solihull particularly bringing football to the disabled and those in society who otherwise would find it impossible to enjoy the sport.

  • Meeting students from the Sixth Form College in Parliament
    Article: Jan 13, 2015

    A-level Politics and Law students at The Sixth Form College took a trip to Westminster to meet their local MP.

    Lorely Burt, the Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull, hosted the students in a committee room in the House of Commons. She fielded questions about her work as a Member of Parliament, her experience of working in a coalition government, MPs' expenses, university tuition fees and the upcoming general election.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Local MP Lorely Burt will be the Liberal Democrat Party's Spokesperson on Northern Ireland during the General Election.

    The Lib Dems announced her appointment in the party's 'Election Cabinet' last week.

    Mrs Burt previously served as Northern Ireland Spokesperson when Charles Kennedy was Lib Dem leader, using skills in mediation and negotiation honed in a successful business career.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has welcomed Jaguar Land Rover's announcement that the company will create 1,300 jobs at its Solihull plant.

    The new jobs will follow £1.5 billion of investment at the site, allowing the manufacture of the F-PACE, a Jaguar SUV with an aluminium body.

    Mrs Burt said, "The Lib Dems in government have taken some very tough decisions and I'm glad to see this further sign that the economy is back on track.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2014

    A big shakeup of Stamp Duty that will benefit 98% of homebuyers has been announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

    The reforms will save the average homebuyer £4,500 while homes costing over £937,000 will face higher bills.

    Of the 2,065 people who have bought properties in Solihull over the last year, 2,048 would have saved money under the new system. Buyers who have not yet completed their purchase can still benefit - the new system came into effect at midnight on the day of the Autumn Statement.

  • Lorely with Vince at Fujitsu
    Article: Dec 4, 2014

    Bosses will find it cheaper to take on young apprentices thanks to a tax giveaway announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

    Employer's National Insurance Contributions will be scrapped on wages for apprentices below the age of 25 starting in April 2016.

    This builds on the government's policy of scrapping Employer's National Insurance Contributions on under-21 year old apprentices' wages starting in April 2015.



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