Sue Hayman

Working hard for Workington constituency


Sue hails Labour’s new leaseholders plans to cap excessive property fees

Sue has today backed new plans to bring justice to constituents affected by the leasehold scandal. A Labour report released today includes proposals to cap unfair costs such as ground rents, investigate mis-selling, and save local leaseholders thousands of pounds. Leasehold ownership means purchasing a home for the duration of a long lease rather than… Read More

Response to West Cumberland Hospital maternity service decision

Sue, responding to the news that consultant-led maternity services are to remain at the West Cumberland Hospital, said: “I’m really pleased by today’s news. Keeping consultant-led maternity services in West Cumbria was incredibly important and I know that this decision has the full support of the local community. “I want to pay tribute to the… Read More

Sue Hayman MP: Statement on Indicative Votes

Speaking following the indicative votes on potential Brexit proposals in the House of Commons last night, Sue said: “Last night, I voted for a number of amendments put forward and supported by MPs from across the House. Yesterday’s debate was as a result of the Government’s complete failure to negotiate a Brexit deal that can… Read More

Sue slams local library cuts on World Book Day

Sue has hit out at the Government’s funding cuts to local council budgets after the true scale of cuts to local libraries has been unveiled. New research, commissioned by the Labour Party, has revealed that the number of books issued from public libraries in North West England has plummeted by 45% since 2011. The number… Read More

Sue backs a #BetterDealForAnimals

Sue is backing a new #BetterDealForAnimals campaign, to help ensure that animals don’t become victims of Brexit. The campaign calls for animal sentience to be explicitly enshrined in UK law, as it is in the EU, and for any future legislation or Government policy to fully take into account its impact on the welfare of… Read More

Sue calls for an end to puppy smuggling

Sue Hayman has joined the Dogs Trust in calling on the government to take urgent action to end the cruel practice of puppy smuggling. Sue attended a parliamentary event where there was the opportunity to experience through virtual reality the terrible conditions in which puppies are transported across Central and Eastern Europe to be sold… Read More

Government rejects MP’s plea to save nuclear new-build

The Government has rejected a plea by Sue to save the Moorside nuclear power station project, as the developer, NuGen, confirms the loss of 70 jobs. Sue, the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy, wrote to the Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark MP, at the end of July, when… Read More

Sue raises rural crime and challenges facing county council in Commons

Sue spoke yesterday in a parliamentary debate secured by Labour on the issue of rural crime and the delivery of public services in rural areas. Speaking to conclude the debate, Sue highlighted the financial challenges faced by Cumbria County Council and how Britain’s rural communities are struggling under increasing pressures and cuts to their local… Read More

Sue backs bill to protect renters from homes unfit for human habitation

Sue Hayman, Member of Parliament for Workington, has today been in Westminster to give her backing for a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Labour MP Karen Buck, which would give renters a new legal right to ensure their home is ‘fit for human habitation’. The new legislation, long campaigned for by Labour, could help renters… Read More