Sue Hayman

Working hard for Workington constituency


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

Moorside news very welcome

Sue has today welcomed the news that the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has been confirmed as the preferred bidder to acquire West Cumbrian nuclear power station builder NuGen from Toshiba. Sue said: “I’m very pleased that we’ve now had the confirmation that Kepco are the preferred bidder to take over NuGen, which is a… Read More

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