Anne McIntosh, the Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton has criticised the government over how long it has taken to implement flood protection measures.
Flood warnings and alerts are in place across the region. Find the latest for your area on the Environment Agency website
There are eight flood warnings in place across the region. Many of those are along the River Ouse around York. The River Hull is also affected.
A North Yorkshire MP is calling for fairer health funding in the county.
Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, met with Minister for Health Dr Dan Poulter today to request a review into the funding formula.
A North Yorkshire MP has vowed to fight "with renewed vigour" for a fuel duty rebate for isolated parts of the county.
Anne McIntosh, who represents Thirsk and Malton, claims she has "a strong case" to make to both the Chancellor and the EU Commission for a rebate for areas of Ryedale and Hambleton - areas that have been hit by the highest fuel prices in the country.
The Conservative MP said: "The fact that it now costs over £70 to refuel a vehicle, with the need for 4x4 vehicles in the extreme conditions of North Yorkshire, emphasises how disadvantaged the private motorist is in rural constituencies like Thirsk, Malton and Filey."
A scheme running in Scotland and sees motorists in some of the most remote areas eligible to reclaim up to five pence per litre on petrol and diesel.
Anne McIntosh - the MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey has today welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to postpone the 3p rise in fuel duty due on August 1st 2012.