Lorely Burt

Lorely Burt MP, Liberal Democrattwitter icon black
Majority: 175 (0.32%)

Lorely Burt has held the seat since 2005. In April 2014 she was made a business champion for female entrepreneurs, a new position within the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills.
Her stated political interests are: Industry, manufacturing, equalities, planning, women in enterprise, osteoporosis, funerals and bereavement & personal debt.

Ashcroft Polling (July 2014): CON: 37%, LAB: 12%, LD:28%, UKIP: 1%, Green: 6%

2010 Result

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates


Julian Knight

Julian Knight, Conservative  ▲ Target seat 3twitter icon black 

Julian Knight is an author and campaigning consumer journalist for BBC News, as well as being the editor of The Independent’s Money & Property section.


Nigel Knowels

Nigel Knowles, Labour

Nigel Knowles has extensive experience in local politics, serving in senior positions on several County and District councils. He was a Trade Union education officer for a decade. He is also an author with numerous books to his credit.


Phil Henrick 2

Phil Henrick, UKIPtwitter icon black

Phil Henrick is the Chairman of the UKIP’s Solihull and Meriden branch. Henrick ran for European Parliament in May 2014, but came just shy of a seat. A graduate of Sheffield University, Henrick is a businessman in the motor industry.


Howard Allen

Howard Allen, Greentwitter icon black

Howard Allen was formerly a Liberal Democrat Councillor, before defecting to the Green Party in 2011. He notes his political focus to be on education, the environment & the living wage.