Sue Hayman has agreed to be the guest speaker at the Penrith & The Border Constituency Labour Party Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 June at 7.15 at Evergreen Hall, McPherson Room, Bluebell Lane, Penrith, CA11 7LH. Get map location HERE.
Please note that this is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting.
Sue Hayman has been Labour Member of Parliament for Workington since 2015 and is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Sue has previously served as Opposition Whip, Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities and as a Cumbrian County Councillor until her election as a Member of Parliament.
In March this year Sue declared a national climate and environment emergency on the floor of the House of Commons and challenged Environment Secretary Michael Gove to do the same. Sue said, “Labour is calling for the House of Commons to declare an environment and climate emergency. Species decline, habitat destruction and climate change are progressing at an alarming rate under this government, risking our food supply, landscapes, infrastructure, and public health”. The Labour Party’s announcement is thought to be the first made by a major political party anywhere in the world. Scores of local councils have declared a climate emergency and have called for action to prevent a dangerous rise in global temperatures by radically transforming our economy.
‘Climate Emergency’ is an internationally recognised declaration being used around the world to publicly declare concern over the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings. The IPCC’s recent Special Report, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise in global temperatures would cause.
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More information on Climate Change can be found on https://www.penrithborderlabour.org.uk/