Sue Hayman MP

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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

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 welcomes Government support for pesticide ban

Sue has welcomed the Government’s recent support for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been found to be harmful to bee populations. A parliamentary debate was held yesterday, Tuesday 14th November, following a large public lobbying campaign on the falling pollinator population across the country. Since her election as an MP in 2015, Sue… 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