James with the Shadow Environment secretary and Affetside residents
James with the Shadow Environment secretary and Affetside residents

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs was in Bury this week at the invitation of MP James Frith to meet with residents to discuss flooding and rural connectivity issues.

Sue Hayman MP visited residents in Redvales impacted by the Boxing Day floods in 2015 to hear their stories and discuss Labour’s plans for flood defences. Sue also visited Affetside to meet with a group of residents to talk about the ongoing campaign to secure better broadband in the village on other connectivity issues. James and Sue also met with Alison Hornby at The Enterprise Centre to discuss her work with local young people and the importance of supporting community projects in rural areas.

James said:

“I was delighted to bring Sue to Bury to visit the brilliant Enterprise Centre and to meet with residents in Redvales and Affetside. She listened to the concerns people raised and will take these back to her discussions in the Shadow Cabinet about the policies a future Labour government will deliver. I look forward to working with her in the months ahead to campaign for more funding for flood defences, a better deal on broadband for rural areas and improving rural connectivity.”

Sue Hayman said:

“It was a real pleasure to visit Bury and meet so many people across the town and its villages to discuss everything from flooding to broadband to rural bus services. As Labour’s spokesperson for these matters, hearing stories from people up and down the country helps me to shape our policies going forward and I found my discussions with the people of Bury very useful. I’ll be working closely with James in the months ahead on these topics.”

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