Home Meet Harriett Harriett's Work News Photos FAQs Links Contact Harriett

MP quizzes Lloyds bosses over Upton bank closure plan

8th May 2018

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin this week met with a Lloyd’s senior director to challenge the bank’s decision to close its branch in Upton-upon-Severn.

Harriett met with Benedict Brogan, who is a senior director at the bank and regularly visits the county, to discuss the issues facing Upton people if the branch is closed down.

The pair discussed the processes that the bank had gone through to reach this decision and Harriett raised further issues which the bank agreed to look into.

Harriett also handed over a petition which has so far been signed by 927 people in just two weeks and the pair agreed to have a further meeting to discuss the outcome of the bank’s fresh assessment.

The closure, and the loss of the bank’s 24 hour cashpoint is expected to have a huge negative impact on local people, businesses and the thousands of people who visit the town as tourists or attending one of the many major music festivals.

Harriett commented: “The reaction of local people is absolutely clear – they disagree with this decision and I am grateful to everyone who has signed this petition as well as Upton Business Association and local traders, who helped to gather the signatures.

“I had a constructive meeting with Lloyd’s Bank and we have aired some of the major issues facing Upton people if the bank does close.

“I handed over the petition and we agreed to have further meetings shortly as the bank takes a fresh look at this decision. I plan to get as many local views as possible and will be reaching out to local stakeholders in the coming weeks to make sure we make the strongest possible case to the bank’s senior management.”

Photo: Lloyd’s Bank’s Benedict Brogan receives the Upton petition from Harriett Baldwin MP.

Lloyd’s Bank’s Benedict Brogan receives the Upton petition from Harriett Baldwin MP

Harriett says...

Harriett Baldwin
This website has been created to keep you in touch with my work both in Westminster and across the constituency.

Surgery Dates

Surgeries are held on Fridays. To book an appointment please talk to a caseworker at the constituency office on 01684 585165. | Full list of dates

Search this site


The Little Book of Big Scams

Click here to read the Metropolitan Police’s advice on scams.

Join Harriett's Mailing List