Sue Hayman MP

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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

Sue helps put cat welfare on political agenda

Sue has joined MPs from across the House of Commons, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and Cats Protection to launch a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Cats. The group will bring feline welfare to the forefront of political discussion and will look to investigate how to tackle key cat issues – both in Parliament… Read More

Sue presses Chancellor to invest in West Cumbria

Sue has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, ahead of his Spring Statement, which he is due to deliver to the House of Commons tomorrow. In her letter, Sue said: “I write to you to highlight the shocking scale of child poverty in my constituency of Workington. “Figures from End Child… Read More

Sue writes to Minister on increased environmental permit charges

Sue has today written to the Floods Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, with her concerns regarding the Environment Agency’s proposed changes to charges for river and flood management. A number of local flood action groups in Cumbria have raised their own significant concerns with the process. Under the proposals, schemes with drivers to enhance the… Read More

Sue backs bill to protect renters from homes unfit for human habitation

Sue Hayman, Member of Parliament for Workington, has today been in Westminster to give her backing for a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Labour MP Karen Buck, which would give renters a new legal right to ensure their home is ‘fit for human habitation’. The new legislation, long campaigned for by Labour, could help renters… Read More

Sue presses new Digital Minister for Broadband update

Sue has today written to the newly appointed Minister for Digital, Margot James MP, asking for an update on the Government’s rollout of superfast broadband in Cumbria. In her letter to the Minister, Sue said: “Congratulations on your recent appointment as Digital Minister. I’m writing with regard to the provision of superfast broadband in my… Read More

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