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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

  • Kerri Donohoe Lights Camera Parliament!
    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    A film created by student Kerri Donohoe from Solihull was named as the 2014 winner of the Secondary: Film category in Parliament Education Service's national film competition, Lights, Camera, Parliament!

    The competition asked students to make a three-minute film, script or storyboard explaining what law they would create, giving young people a creative platform to voice the issues of importance to them, whilst learning about Parliament's law-making process. Kerri Donohoe's contribution, A Rubbish Law, uses stop-motion animation and story-telling to argue for increased penalties for littering.

  • STANDING UP FOR SOLIHULL MANUFACTURING: Lorely in the House of Commons is making the case for investment in our area
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has questioned the Secretary of State for Health about the future of Solihull dementia care in the House of Commons.

    Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt - the most senior minister in his department - promised to look into the future of Ward 10, which offers dementia care at Solihull Hospital, in response to the MP's Oral Question on Tuesday.

  • 6th form college
    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt is backing a petition run by students at the Sixth Form College, Solihull, calling on the Education Secretary to review funding for sixth form education providers.

    Under the current funding formula, 16-19 education providers receive £1,000 a year less per student than pre-16 providers.

  • Shirley Library
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has welcomed a 'partial U-turn' by the council over plans to mothball 45% of Shirley Library's books.

    The council came under pressure last year from local residents including Councillor Ian Hedley and MP Lorely Burt, after sparking outrage with its 45% book-busting bombshell. However, the council has now revised down to 14% the number of books set to disappear from library shelves.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has given voice to public disgust over the £90 price tag on the new England football strip. A slightly cheaper version is available for children, but Mrs Burt remains unimpressed.

    Mrs Burt said, "Football is supposed to be a game for everyone. How are ordinary working parents supposed to fork out that much money for football shirts for their kids? Even after the £700 tax cut delivered by the Lib Dems, it's a hell of a lot of money for most people."

  • New apprentice Alvin Dawati showing Lorely his work at PPS Works
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Businesses and workers in Solihull are set to benefit from more money from the government to support apprenticeships.

    The coalition government is extending the Apprenticeships Grant for Employers by two years until 2015-16, providing £85 million extra to cover it. The Grant is worth £1,500 to employers for every apprentice they take on, up to a maximum of 10.

  • STANDING UP FOR SOLIHULL MANUFACTURING: Lorely in the House of Commons is making the case for investment in our area
    Article: Mar 28, 2014

    The government is considering extra funding for advanced manufacturing in Solihull and Greater Birmingham, following a question in the House of Commons from local MP Lorely Burt.

    Wave 2 City Deals qualify for government money to support Advanced Manufacturing Growth Hubs. However, Wave 1 City Deals like the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership do not.

  • Cllr Ian Hedley with pot hole
    Article: Mar 24, 2014

    More potholes on Solihull's battered roads can now be filled in after the borough was awarded a £723,664 grant in the Chancellor's Budget.

    The funding will come from £183.5 million made available to councils across England and follows £200 million being made available in the Budget for pothole repairs in 2014 and 2015.

  • 2014 Daffodil Appeal for Marie Curie with Jon Culshaw
    Article: Mar 24, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has made a joint pledge with impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw to support Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal.

    Jon Culshaw is an award-winning impressionist and star of the 'Dead Ringers' comedy sketch show.

    The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie's flagship annual fund-raising campaign. Supporters are encouraged to donate to the charity and wear one of its daffodil pins throughout March.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2014

    An £800 Income Tax cut for people in Solihull is the real Budget boost, Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt said today.

    The Budget revealed plans to increase the Personal Allowance from April 2015 and put an extra £100 back in taxpayers' pockets.

    The Liberal Democrats in government have already delivered a £700 tax cut for low to middle earners as promised in their manifesto, but today's news goes £100 further for most workers.



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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