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

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 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

Sue presses Prime Minister on climate change action

Sue has written to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, following the Youth Climate Strike on 15th March 2019. Sue attended the strike on Cockermouth Main Street, at the invitation of Isabella Bridgman of Cockermouth School, to show her support for their commitment to urging government to work to tackle dangerous climate change and to protect… Read More

Sue Shows the Love to tackle climate change

Sue has joined the Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove campaign, joining hundreds of thousands of people in Britain showing their support for protecting people, places and lives they love from climate change. Sue wore a green heart as part of the campaign which celebrates things that could be lost without efforts to tackle climate change – from… Read More

Sue meets Sir David Attenborough in Parliament

Sue has met Sir David Attenborough at an event in Parliament that highlighted how global warming is melting the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. Sue said: “Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our planet, and I was delighted to meet one of my heroes, the legendary environmental campaigner and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. “Sir… Read More

Sue writes to Minister on increased environmental permit charges

Sue has today written to the Floods Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, with her concerns regarding the Environment Agency’s proposed changes to charges for river and flood management. A number of local flood action groups in Cumbria have raised their own significant concerns with the process. Under the proposals, schemes with drivers to enhance the… Read More

Sue welcomes Government support for pesticide ban

Sue has welcomed the Government’s recent support for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been found to be harmful to bee populations. A parliamentary debate was held yesterday, Tuesday 14th November, following a large public lobbying campaign on the falling pollinator population across the country. Since her election as an MP in 2015, Sue… Read More

Sue pledges support for elephants

Sue is supporting urgent calls from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for greater protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade. Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year, and the… Read More

Sue meets RSPCA inspectors in Parliament

Sue started the new Parliamentary term highlighting the importance of animal welfare by meeting with the RSPCA and their inspectors. The RSPCA is the leading organisation on animal welfare in England and Wales, and its influence has spread world-wide. Their work encompasses companion animals, farm animals, wildlife and animals used in research, and includes education… Read More