Farron calls for government to stop dragging its feet over flood defences
Local MP Tim Farron has written to the DEFRA secretary Michael Gove asking the government to act swiftly to deliver flood defences.
Tim said: "The dreadful floods this weekend were a timely reminder that an incident like Storm Desmond or worse could hit our community at any time.
"In December 2015, the government agreed to our bid for £25m for flood relief schemes along the River Kent and its tributaries, and yet two years on and not a single piece of engineering work has taken place.
"The government must act with much greater urgency to deliver flood defences for the reassurance of local residents, businesses, farmers and visitors."