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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: 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.

  • Norman Lamb with Lorely
    Article: Dec 4, 2014

    Local MP Lorely Burt has welcomed the government's announcement that £150 million will be provided for tackling eating disorders.

    The investment, to be rolled out over five years, was secured by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and forms part of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

    Research has shown children as young as five being admitted for treatment for eating disorders. The aim is to channel money from expensive institutional care to providing care locally in the community, with more talking therapies and more patient choice.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2014

    On Carers Rights Day local MP Lorely Burt said more needs to be done to support the 11,760 carers in Solihull who are the unsung heroes of the system.

    New research by Carers UK shows there are 3,850 people who begin caring annually in Solihull.

    Carers save the state tens of billions of pounds a year and the Liberal Democrats have created a package of measures to support carers as part of our pre-manifesto.

  • Save Shirley Police Desk
    Article: Dec 2, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has launched a petition to protect local police services.

    The MP is fighting to protect opening hours at Solihull Police Station's front desk and to save Shirley Police Station's front desk from closure.

    The planned cutbacks have been announced as part of a big revamp of services across the West Midlands. However, Mrs Burt has criticised the consultation on which the proposals are based.

  • Ring of Oaks
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    MP Lorely Burt is asking residents how they would spend £10.5 million after the Conservative-run council's generous giveaway to a big private developer was exposed.

    Developers promised £10.5 million to local residents in exchange for permission to build the Parkgate centre on three acres of Shirley parkland and cut down the Ring of Oaks. However, Conservative council bosses decided at a secret meeting to forgive the debt.

  • Norman Lamb with Lorely
    Article: Nov 24, 2014

    Lorely Burt MP - who is campaigning for more mental health beds in Solihull - has called on the government to urgently commit up to £1.5billion extra for the NHS.

    This was backed by Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb who has called on the government to free up extra cash for the NHS in the upcoming Autumn Statement.

  • Lorely Burt on Channel 4 News discussing Julien Blanc (Channel 4 News)
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Local MP Lorely Burt has welcomed a Home Office decision to deny American 'pick up artist' Julien Blanc entry to the UK.

    Mr Blanc works as an instructor or 'PUA' for Real Social Dynamics, a company which claims to teach men how to attract women. His controversial techniques are said to include intimidation and coercion.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Local MP Lorely But has expressed concern plans to close Shirley Police Station and reduce hours at Solihull Police Station:

    "Local police stations are a valuable part of their communities. I hold my weekly constituency surgeries in the same building as Shirley Police Station so I have seen how vulnerable people rely on it.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Local MP Lorely But has expressed concern plans to close Shirley Police Station and reduce hours at Solihull Police Station:

    "Local police stations are a valuable part of their communities. I hold my weekly constituency surgeries in the same building as Shirley Police Station so I have seen how vulnerable people rely on it.



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