Sue Hayman MP

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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

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 raises Cumbrian pharmacy concerns

Sue has this week raised her concerns about the effect of funding cuts on community pharmacies in Cumbria, following an urgent question in Parliament to the pharmacies minister, David Mowat MP. In the debate, Sue said: “Pharmacies have the potential to help the NHS become more efficient and community-based – an integral part of the… Read More

PM Responds to Sue’s Local Pharmacy Concerns

Sue has today received a reply to her letter to the Prime Minister, following her question at Prime Minister’s Question Time last month. Sue’s original question to the Prime Minister was: “More than 2,000 people have signed a petition, started by Allisons Chemist in Cockermouth in my constituency, calling on the Government not to cut… Read More

Cumbrian economy set to suffer as Travel & Subsistence cuts go ahead

The Cumbrian economy will be hit hard as the Government plans to press ahead with its plans to cut travel and subsistence expenses for contractors from April. The number of self-employed and part-time workers is higher in Cumbria than the national average with 34.9% working part-time and 10.3% self-employed. Denying contractors and contingency workers the… Read More

Sue Calls on Chancellor to Invest in Broadband Infrastructure

Sue has joined a group of more than 100 cross-party MPs and Peers to sign an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, urging him to continue investing in fixed and mobile broadband as part of his upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review. The letter was co-ordinated by the All Party Parliamentary Group… Read More

Sue supports local businesses

Sue has been visiting local businesses and attractions in West Cumbria while Parliament is on its recess for the party conference season. Yesterday, Sue visited the Allerdale Court Hotel, in Cockermouth, with her chocolate Labrador, Max, supporting dog-friendly businesses in West Cumbria. Sue said: “As a dog owner, I really enjoyed visiting Allerdale Court Hotel… Read More

Sue Visits Studsvik Metal Recycling Facility

Sue visited Studsvik’s Metal Recycling Facility at Lillyhall, near Workington, to see the work they do in contributing to the clean-up of Britain’s low level nuclear waste (LLW) from sites including Sellafield. The facility provides an alternative to burying LLW at the repository near Drigg. It plays an important role in the clean-up of Britain’s… Read More

Sue Visits Apprentice Awards Final

Sue was impressed by what she saw when she visited the Gen2 Challenge Grand Final for National Apprenticeship Week 2015. She said: “The apprentices worked hard for two weeks to produce their competition pieces and I was proud to join retiring MP Sir Tony Cunningham in presenting the prizes to the winners.”

Sue Backs Campaign to Save Local Pubs

Sue’s backing of the campaign to save community pubs has been reported in today’s News and Star. Sue said: “Local pubs are the heart of our communities. I am proud that Labour has fought to support well-run community pubs and real ale breweries. “We have called on the Government to introduce a statutory code to tackle the… Read More