Sue Hayman MP

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Disappointing Budget for West Cumbria

Sue has responded to the 2017 Autumn Budget, presented to Parliament today. Sue said: “Philip Hammond’s Budget was extremely disappointing for West Cumbria on a number of fronts. It was a very safe Budget at a time when we need action and investment. “There were a number of announcements today that I cautiously welcome, for… Read More

Sue on Purple Alert for pancreatic cancer

Sue has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Workington. Today, 16th November, is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. At a Pancreatic Cancer UK drop-in event at Westminster, Sue heard that 93% of people diagnosed do not survive… Read More

Sue champions Cumbrian fisheries in Parliament

Sue has championed Cumbrian fisheries in a keynote speech to launch the new Labour Friends of Fishing group in Parliament last night. In her speech, Sue said: “I hope that this group will go some way to ensure that the fishing industry hears loud and clear that the Labour Party is on your side, and… Read More

Sue calls for urgent investment in schools

Sue this week joined education union representatives at a lobby of Parliament, to call on the Government to ensure that all schools receive the level of funding that they desperately need in order to provide a first class education to every child. The lobby of Parliament comes several weeks after more than 70 Cumbrian school… Read More

Sue supports #ProtectTheProtectors campaign

Sue is backing the #ProtectTheProtectors campaign against assaults on emergency workers, which passed its second reading in the House of Commons last Friday, 20th October. Sue said: “A lot of constituents contacted me about the #ProtectTheProtectors campaign, so I was very pleased that the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill passed its second reading unopposed… Read More

Sue calls emergency meeting for Workington steel workers

Labour MP Sue Hayman has called an emergency meeting in Workington for local British Steel pensioners, because the company has refused to hold one in Cumbria to explain changes to their pension scheme. She is urging all local members of the British Steel Pension Scheme to come to a meeting at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington at 4.30pm… Read More

Sue welcomes Labour commitment on opt-out organ donation

Sue has welcomed the announcement by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in his party conference speech today that a future Labour government would commit to introducing an “opt-out” system of organ donation, aimed at boosting the number of organs available for donation after people have died, following the successful roll-out of an opt-out programme in… Read More

Sue calls on Government to back Small Modular Reactors

Sue has called on the Government to get behind the nuclear industry and West Cumbria and back research and development of small modular reactors (SMRs). In her role as co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nuclear Energy, she put pressure on the Government when she spoke at the launch of the SMR… Read More

Sue campaigns to scrap public sector pay cap for nurses

Sue has backed the growing campaign for the Government to scrap the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay in the upcoming Budget. As the Commons returned from summer recess, Sue met with frontline nurses as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s lobby of Parliament. On Wednesday 6th September, nursing staff held a… Read More

Sue writes to Schools Minister

Sue has written to Nick Gibb MP, the Schools Minister, with her concerns regarding school funding in Cumbria, and requesting a meeting with him after the General Election. In her letter, Sue said: “Our local schools face pressure to meet spiralling the costs of supporting growing pupil numbers. Schools in my constituency alone will be… Read More