Sue Hayman MP

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Sue signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Sue has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually… Read More

Sue meets flood insurers in Parliament

Sue has met senior officials from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) at the launch of their 2019 manifesto, to discuss the issue of insurance for properties at risk of flooding. Sue said: “Flooding is a huge concern to a number of communities across West Cumbria, and it’s vital that flood insurance is available for… Read More

Sue calls for an end to puppy smuggling

Sue Hayman has joined the Dogs Trust in calling on the government to take urgent action to end the cruel practice of puppy smuggling. Sue attended a parliamentary event where there was the opportunity to experience through virtual reality the terrible conditions in which puppies are transported across Central and Eastern Europe to be sold… Read More

Sue attends Down syndrome parliamentary reception

Sue has met with parents of children with Down syndrome in Parliament at an event to raise awareness and challenging the stereotype of the condition in public perception. The parliamentary reception, hosted by The Ups of Downs and Positive About Down Syndrome, was a chance for MPs and Peers to meet with parents in order… Read More

Sue’s Comment on Moorside

Sue Hayman, Labour Member of Parliament for Workington and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Nuclear Energy, commenting on the news that Toshiba is to wind down NuGen, said: “This is truly terrible news, not just for Cumbria, but for the UK as a whole. For months now, I have been calling on… Read More

Government rejects MP’s plea to save nuclear new-build

The Government has rejected a plea by Sue to save the Moorside nuclear power station project, as the developer, NuGen, confirms the loss of 70 jobs. Sue, the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy, wrote to the Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark MP, at the end of July, when… Read More

Sue raises rural crime and challenges facing county council in Commons

Sue spoke yesterday in a parliamentary debate secured by Labour on the issue of rural crime and the delivery of public services in rural areas. Speaking to conclude the debate, Sue highlighted the financial challenges faced by Cumbria County Council and how Britain’s rural communities are struggling under increasing pressures and cuts to their local… Read More

Sue calls on Government to ban wild animals in circuses

Sue has joined colleagues from across Parliament, and the RSPCA, in calling on the Government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, as it is revealed that eighteen wild animals are still used in circuses in the UK today. Public opinion polls consistently show majority support for a ban, with the UK falling… Read More

Sue demands Health Secretary stops stroke service move

Sue Hayman, Labour’s Member of Parliament for Workington, has called on the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to halt plans to axe stroke services in West Cumbria after a senior consultant admitted that some patients may not get treatment in time if they have to travel 40 miles to Carlisle. Sue has written to Mr Hunt,… Read More

Update on Sheffield Trees

I wanted to write with an update on the 25 year tree replacement work being undertaken by Sheffield Council in light of recent media coverage and concerns that have been expressed to me. Firstly, it is crucial to say that in light of unprecedented cuts to local authorities from central government, councils are finding that… Read More