Sue Hayman

Working hard for Workington constituency

Government “ducking responsibilities” on environment

Sue will today accuse the Conservative government of ducking its environmental responsibilities by ensuring that any legally binding targets in the new Environment Bill will not have bite for nearly two decades. Speaking ahead of today’s second reading debate on the Environment Bill, Sue said: “Boris Johnson is threatening our environment will reckless new trade… Read More

Sue unanimously reselected as Labour candidate

Sue has been unanimously selected by the branches and affiliates of Workington Constituency Labour Party as their parliamentary candidate for the next general election. Sue said: “I am grateful to my colleagues in Workington CLP for their continued support and for their vote of confidence in me. “Only Labour will stand up for our communities… Read More

Statement on EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Sue Hayman MP, Member of Parliament for Workington and Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking following the second reading vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, said: “My job is to represent ALL the people of Workington constituency: leavers, remainers, non-voters, pensioners, children, families. I understand people’s frustration at the Tories’ failure to deliver Brexit, but… Read More

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 raises £1000 for MS on 10 peak hike

Sue has raised over £1000 for the MS Society by undertaking the 16 mile 10-in-10 Challenge, the charity fell walk, last Saturday. Sue and her husband, Ross, hiked 10 Cumbrian fells in 10 hours, raising money for much-needed research into Multiple Sclerosis, which affects more than 100,000 people in the UK. Together, they raised £1011.81,… Read More

Labour unveils community solar power plans

The Labour Party has today unveiled plans to fit 1.75 million homes with electricity-generating solar panels as part of its Green Industrial Revolution, if the party wins the next General Election. Labour estimates that the policy will save households an average of £117 a year on their energy bills, with up to £270 saved for… Read More

Sue celebrates tourism in Cumbria

Sue joined Tourism Minister Michael Ellis to shine a spotlight on the tourism industry during English Tourism Week, which runs from 30th March to 7th April 2019. Sue met with representatives of the national tourist board Visit England, to hear about the opportunities tourism presents for the economy. Now in its eighth year, English Tourism… Read More

Sue joins 10-in-10 Challenge

Sue has signed up for this year’s “10-in-10” fell-walking challenge to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research. Sue and her husband Ross will join hundreds of walkers tackling 10 Lake District peaks in 10 hours on Saturday 22nd June, over a 16-mile circuit from Newlands to Buttermere and back. The annual event has… Read More

Sue declares environment and climate emergency

Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has challenged the Government to declare an environment and climate emergency. Announcement follows wave of similar council motions and youth climate school strikes nationwide. Michael Gove refused to join Labour’s call. Labour says our natural world is in “deep crisis” Sue Hayman, Member of Parliament for Workington and Labour’s Shadow… Read More