Lorely was one MP who my petition, Lib Dems Against Tuition Fees, was sent to, because more than 183 people had signed it. 183 being a significant number because if this number deserted the party in Solihull then Lorely would not be re-elected.
I haven't had a reply to my letter from Lorely and I am sure there are many factors that helped her come to her decision, but I hope my petition was one of these.
The full quote is:
"The Lib Dem party chairman, Lorely Burt, told activists in Solihull yesterday that she would not vote in favour of the rise."