Sue Hayman MP

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Flooding and Coastal Communities

Cumbrian MPs press county’s case with Floods Minister

Sue today convened a meeting of all six Cumbrian Members of Parliament with Dr Therese Coffey MP, Minister with responsibility for flooding. Sue said: “It was an excellent opportunity for all six of us to speak with one voice and ensure that the Minister properly grasped the scale of the challenge facing flooded communities in… Read More

Sue raises West Cumbrian seagull problem in parliament

Sue has spoken in a parliamentary debate on the problems caused by gulls in coastal towns and cities. Sue, responding to the debate for the opposition, spoke of problematic gulls encountered by people in Cumbria, and suggested a number of things that could be done to humanely tackle the nuisance. In her speech, Sue said:… Read More

Sue to speak at first Cumbrian Flood Expo

Sue will be a keynote speaker at the first Cumbrian Flood Expo, to be held at Carlisle Racecourse on the 2nd and 3rd of February, organised by CERT (UK) Ltd. The Expo is being held to raise awareness of the situation still facing many people across Cumbria, as they rebuild their lives following the devastating… Read More

Government must take flooding more seriously

Sue has called on the Government to take flooding more seriously, following criticism of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by the House of Commons Environment Select Committee. Members of the Select Committee have criticised the Government for missed opportunities to act on the Committee’s recent report on improving flood protection. The report… Read More

Sue welcomes Tidal Lagoon report

Sue has today welcomed the independent review into Tidal Lagoons. Led by Charles Hendry, former Minister of State for Energy, the report backed tidal lagoon energy, and the important role tidal lagoons can play as part of a low-carbon energy mix. The report concludes that tidal lagoons: are an opportunity for the UK to be… Read More

Sue urges Government to plant trees to combat flooding

Sue spoke yesterday for the Opposition in a parliamentary debate on the Future of Tree Planting. Sue focused her remarks on the need for tree planting to form part of a comprehensive catchment-wide flood prevention strategy. In her speech, Sue said: “I congratulate the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Chris Davies). This has been… Read More

Sue welcomes new insurance scheme for flood-risk businesses

Sue has welcomed the news that the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) are launching a new commercial insurance scheme for businesses, including flood cover for many commercial premises and let properties located in areas at risk from flooding. BIBA has created the scheme by working with insurance market stakeholders and flood risk specialists. The product… Read More

Sue supports West Cumbria Tidal Lagoon in Parliament

Sue spoke today of her support for the proposed West Cumbria Tidal Lagoon, during a debate in Parliament on tidal lagoons and the UK’s energy future. In her speech, Sue said: “I’m here to put on record my support for the proposed tidal lagoon in West Cumbria, which would be situated on the Solway Firth… Read More

Sue meets with Flood Re to discuss how the Scheme will help local people

Sue attended an event hosted by Flood Re on Wednesday to discuss how the scheme can help those living in flood risk areas to access affordable flood insurance as the winter season approaches. Flood Re is a world first scheme which launched in April of this year. In its first 6 months in operation the… Read More