Tuesday 18 February 2020 / 10:01 PM Flooding / Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard responds to government announcement on support for storm-affected areas

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, responding to the government’s announcement on support for storm-affected areas, said:

“After days of inaction, ministers are now finally lurching slowly into action. With the Prime Minister nowhere to be seen and calls to convene COBRA to help communities flooded again ignored this smacks of being a desperate PR exercise.

“You can’t build flood barriers with government press releases and a decade of cuts to flood defence budgets can’t be undone by hurried announcements. What the communities that are underwater need is a new, comprehensive and funded plan for recovery to prevent this happening again.”