Karen Lumley

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Karen Lumley
File:Karen Lumley MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Redditch
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Jacqui Smith
Majority 7,054 (16.0%)
Personal details
Born (1964-03-28) 28 March 1964 (age 57)[1]
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Richard Lumley (1984–present)
Children Elizabeth & Christopher
Website tellkaren.com

Karen Elizabeth Lumley[2] (born 28 March 1964) is a Conservative Party politician in England. She has been the Member of Parliament for Redditch in Worcestershire since the 2010 general election, when she defeated former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.[3]

Personal life

Lumley was born in Barnsley, but grew up in the county of Warwickshire, in the town of Rugby. She now lives in the Brockhill area of Redditch. She is married to Richard and has two children.

Political career

Lumley was the deputy chair of the Welsh Young Conservatives in 1986-7 and the group leader of Wrexham Maelor district from 1991 to 1996. She also served on Clwyd County Council between 1993 and 1996 and on Redditch Borough Council from 2001 to 2003.[4] She unsuccessfully contested the Delyn constituency in 1997 and Redditch in both 2001 and 2005, before finally taking the seat at the 2010 election.[4][5]

In the House of Commons, Lumley sits on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and the Transport Select Committee.[4][6] She has contributed to the Conservative Technology Forum and a number of all-party parliamentary groups.


  1. "Karen Lumley MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8746. 13 May 2010.
  3. Watt, Holly. "General Election 2010: Disgraced MPs are driven out by angry voters". 8 May 2010. Daily Telegraph.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Karen Lumley, http://www.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  5. ‘LUMLEY, Karen Elizabeth’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 9 Dec 2012
  6. Welsh Affairs Committee - membership, http://www.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-09.

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