Sue Hayman MP

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Labour unveils community solar power plans

The Labour Party has today unveiled plans to fit 1.75 million homes with electricity-generating solar panels as part of its Green Industrial Revolution, if the party wins the next General Election. Labour estimates that the policy will save households an average of £117 a year on their energy bills, with up to £270 saved for… Read More

Sue celebrates tourism in Cumbria

Sue joined Tourism Minister Michael Ellis to shine a spotlight on the tourism industry during English Tourism Week, which runs from 30th March to 7th April 2019. Sue met with representatives of the national tourist board Visit England, to hear about the opportunities tourism presents for the economy. Now in its eighth year, English Tourism… Read More

Sue joins 10-in-10 Challenge

Sue has signed up for this year’s “10-in-10” fell-walking challenge to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research. Sue and her husband Ross will join hundreds of walkers tackling 10 Lake District peaks in 10 hours on Saturday 22nd June, over a 16-mile circuit from Newlands to Buttermere and back. The annual event has… Read More

Sue declares environment and climate emergency

Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has challenged the Government to declare an environment and climate emergency. Announcement follows wave of similar council motions and youth climate school strikes nationwide. Michael Gove refused to join Labour’s call. Labour says our natural world is in “deep crisis” Sue Hayman, Member of Parliament for Workington and Labour’s Shadow… Read More

Sue Hayman MP: Statement on Indicative Votes

Speaking following the indicative votes on potential Brexit proposals in the House of Commons last night, Sue said: “Last night, I voted for a number of amendments put forward and supported by MPs from across the House. Yesterday’s debate was as a result of the Government’s complete failure to negotiate a Brexit deal that can… Read More

Sue presses Prime Minister on climate change action

Sue has written to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, following the Youth Climate Strike on 15th March 2019. Sue attended the strike on Cockermouth Main Street, at the invitation of Isabella Bridgman of Cockermouth School, to show her support for their commitment to urging government to work to tackle dangerous climate change and to protect… Read More

Sue Hayman MP – Comment on tonight’s No Deal vote

“Tonight, I will vote to take a No Deal Brexit off the table. There is no support in either Parliament or the country for a “No Deal” Brexit. Businesses know it would be a disaster, and those on the lowest incomes would be hit the hardest. Far from an opportunity, all economic analysis and forecasts… Read More

Sue Hayman – Comment on Spring Statement 2019

“Nine years of failed Tory economics have created a society of low pay, long hours, insecure work, with low investment, low productivity, and low growth. Meanwhile, the Tories’ bungling of Brexit is pushing the economy closer still to the edge of chaos, with the potential for facing price rises, job losses, and businesses failing. “The… Read More

Sue slams local library cuts on World Book Day

Sue has hit out at the Government’s funding cuts to local council budgets after the true scale of cuts to local libraries has been unveiled. New research, commissioned by the Labour Party, has revealed that the number of books issued from public libraries in North West England has plummeted by 45% since 2011. The number… Read More

Sue backs Fairtrade Fortnight campaign for cocoa farmers

Sue has this week met with farmers from the Ivory Coast, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic at a parliamentary event as part of Fairtrade Fortnight, which sees communities, schools, businesses and faith groups up and down the country holding events in support of farmers from developing countries. The Fairtrade Foundation’s campaign She Deserves a Living… Read More