THE TOWN’S MP has been shortlisted from over 100 politicians for the fourth annual Grassroot Diplomat.
The award recognises outstanding politicians and diplomats who are representing civilian interests at the highest level in areas of policy, social and business.
Mrs Lumley has been nominated for her activism in business promotion within Redditch.
Every three months Mrs Lumley hosts a Business Leaders forum where speakers are invited to offer advice to the attending entrepreneurs and, during her time as MP, has seen unemployment in Redditch fall by more than 60 per cent.
She said: “One of the things I really enjoy about my job is going round visiting some of the many successful businesses that have made their home in Redditch and the surrounding villages.”
On Fridays when in the constituency, Mrs Lumley regularly visits local businesses and supports Young Enterprise in schools along with taking an active role in supporting the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham.
The MP has raised £2.5k in support of the charity by doing a bungee jump and local franchise owner Robert Holdcroft doubled all donations.
Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, executive director of Grassroot Diplomat, said: “All too often, we hear stories of our governments not representing our needs, but Grassroot Diplomat looks upon selfless individuals in a position of power, who work tirelessly for their communities.
“The award seeks to create a culture of positive role models within our governments which encourages others like them to follow suit.
“Grassroot Diplomat winners go beyond their job descriptions and those shortlisted for the award should be proud to be recognised this far.”
The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening (April 20) at the Mayfair Hotel, London.