Sue Hayman MP

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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

Sue raises local healthcare concerns with Health Scrutiny Committee

Sue has written to Cllr Neil Hughes, the chair of Cumbria County Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, with her concerns about the proposed changes to healthcare in Cumbria as a result of the West, North and East Cumbria NHS Success Regime. The committee is meeting today in Carlisle to discuss the proposals. In her letter, Sue… Read More

Government must take action on rural connectivity

Sue has called on the Government do to more to help rural communities to access broadband and mobile phone signal. Sue said: “The Government may have announced £1bn in investment in broadband and mobile phone connectivity in their last Autumn Statement, but rural communities such as those in my constituency are very concerned that all… Read More

Another disappointing Budget for West Cumbria

Sue Hayman, Member of Parliament for Workington and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has responded to the 2017 Spring Budget, presented to Parliament yesterday. Sue said: “Yesterday’s Budget was extremely disappointing for West Cumbria on a number of fronts. “The 2015 Conservative manifesto promised ‘no increases in National Insurance contributions’,… Read More