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Farron calls for government to stop dragging its feet over flood defences

October 2, 2017 6:54 PM

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."