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  • Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Local Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Richard Dickson has called on JLR (Jaguar Landrover) to reverse its decision not to meet with any of the General Election candidates for Kenilworth and Southam in the run up to the election on 7th May.

    In October last year, JLR - which employs more than 2,500 people at its site in Gaydon in the constituency - said that it would be arranging prior to the Election for a briefing event to be held for all local Parliamentary candidates. Such an event would have ensured that each of the candidates would have been aware of the importance of JLR as an employer in the constituency, and as one of the UK's most successful engineering businesses. It would also give the candidates the opportunity to discuss with JLR how it is working to fulfil its local corporate social responsibilities.

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    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Please click here for the latest on Lorely's campaign to keep delivering better NHS services, more apprenticeships and more funding for schools in Solihull.

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  • Richard Dickson
    Article: Feb 21, 2015

    Richard Dickson, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Kenilworth & Southam in the forthcoming General Election in May, will be holding informal drop-in surgeries in both Kenilworth and Wellesbourne today (Saturday 21st).

    He will be in Pomeroys in Station Road Kenilworth between 10.00 - 11.30 this morning, and then at the Coffee Stop in Wellesbourne later today from 2.00 - 3.30 pm.

  • Vince Cable with Lorely at Solihull College meeting apprentices
    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Solihull College and met trainees and apprentices there as the College gears up to train more apprentices than ever before.

    Solihull College has more than doubled the number of apprentices it trains since 2010. In the 2009-10 academic year it provided bespoke training courses to 550 apprentices. It aims to train 1,500 this year - a record for the College.

  • BHF British Heart Foundation Emily 2015
    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Lorely Burt MP attended a British Heart Foundation event calling on the next government to guarantee the future of the science budget to protect lifesaving research.

    The MP for Solihull joined heart patient Emily Sullivan, 8, for a science lesson to highlight the importance of charities being able to continue funding medical research.

  • Sixth Form College Drop the Learning Tax Paul Ashdown 2014
    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has joined a 75-strong group of MPs urging the government to drop the 'Learning Tax' on sixth form colleges.

    The campaign was backed by the Paul Ashdown, Principal of the Sixth Form College, Solihull, who said students at sixth form colleges should have the same opportunities as students elsewhere.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has welcomed plans announced by health watchdog Monitor to oversee improvements in local NHS services.

    Government regulator Monitor has appointed former NHS chief executive Diane Whittingham to act as a 'critical friend' to Heart of England Foundation Trust as it implements a series of legally binding commitments to improve services.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has today released its final recommendations for new electoral boundaries for Warwickshire County Council, to come into effect in 2017.

    As far as Kenilworth is concerned, the Commission has decided to reject the boundary proposals supported by the majority of the County Council, and instead follow closely the minority view put forward by the Conservative group.

  • Burt Report launch with Jo Swinson
    Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Solihull MP Lorely Burt has urged the government to 'think inclusively' about women-owned businesses in her report as Vince Cable's Ambassador for Women in Enterprise.

    Mrs Burt launched her report at an event packed with stars Caprice Bourret, James Caan, Annabel Karmel and Yasmina Siadatan, and Business Minister Jo Swinson, calling women entrepreneurs an 'untapped resource'.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that in January inflation fell to a record low of 0.3 per cent.

    Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    "With Liberal Democrats anchoring economic policy in the centre ground, and with record employment, strong growth, rising wages and low inflation Britain has a golden opportunity to enjoy a long and sustained recovery.

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