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MP tables motion for Government to ‘get a move on’ with flood defences three years on from Storm Desmond

December 4, 2018 2:29 PM

Tim with local residents near Levens after Storm Desmond in 2015On the eve of the third anniversary of Storm Desmond hitting the South Lakes, local MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament calling for the Government to stop dragging their feet over flood defences.

Tim said: "Almost three years to the day that Storm Desmond devastated our communities, and the Government's Environment Agency have only just submitted their plans for the River Kent to the local council - that is simply not good enough.

"My motion which will go to Parliament tomorrow will tell the Government to get a move on, to get these defences built and built quickly.

"But it's not just around the River Kent. What about those communities in places like Windermere, Bowness and Backbarrow where the Government is so far refusing to do anything to help those families and businesses stricken by flooding during Storm Desmond?

"This is a time for us get behind all those people who suffered as a result of Storm Desmond and to do everything we can to make sure that never happens again."