Monday 17 February 2020 / 12:47 PM Environment / Luke Pollard

Government inaction on flooding – Labour demands the Prime Minister convene COBRA

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to government inaction on flooding, said:


“There are nearly 600 flood warnings in place, communities from the South West up to the Highlands are in serious trouble, and it is thought five people have died in this weekend’s storm.


“It is a disgrace that Boris Johnson has refused to visit communities affected by the flooding, and that the government has not convened COBRA. That must be done immediately.


“The Prime Minister was slow enough to act during the general election, but now he is not campaigning for votes he is completely missing in action.”