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Workington MP questions flood Minister

Labour MP for Workington, Sue Hayman, pressed the floods minister today about money owed to local authorities to help pay for damage caused in last year's floods.

In her new role as Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities, Mrs Hayman said Allerdale Council is owed nearly £220,000 by the UK Government.

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Therese Coffey, said she would look into the matter.


Workington MP lands Labour front bench job

Sue Hayman.

Workington MP Sue Hayman has been named Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities in Jeremy Corbyn's continuing reshuffle.

I am delighted to announce a further ten appointments to our front bench team, half of whom are women.

I am pleased to welcome eight more MPs back to the front bench, and I look forward to working with everyone so that we can hold this government to account at what is a crucial time for our country.

More appointments will follow.

– Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party


Concern for Cumbria's economy post Brexit

Uncertainty over the status of migrant workers when Britain leaves the European Union is a concern for Cumbria's economy, according to one of the county's business leaders.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Rob Johnston is calling on the Government to offer clarification on the rights of employees from other EU states to work in the UK following Brexit now a timing for invoking Article 50 has been set.

He says Cumbria relies heavily on migrant workers and clarity is needed on their future.

UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe in hospital with brain injury after 'altercation'

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North-west MEP, Steven Woolfe, is seriously ill in hospital with a brain injury, following an altercation at the European Court in Strasbourg.

Mr Woolfe was being tipped as the favourite to be become the new UKIP leader.

Eyewitnesses say Mr Woolfe left the chamber in the middle of a vote just after midday.

I deeply regret following an altercation at a meeting of UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe subsequently collapsed and was taken to hospital. His condition is serious."

– Nigel Farage, UKIP Leader
Steven Woolfe was being tipped as the favourite to become the new UKIP leader Credit: PA
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