Wednesday 28 November 2018 / 1:11 PM Sue Hayman

It’s no surprise that Michael Gove’s own party is turning on him, because yet again he’s betrayed our coastal communities – Hayman

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on Tory MP Sheryll Murray telling Michael Gove that the fishing industry doesn’t trust him to deliver a fair deal on fishing quotas after Brexit, said:

“It’s no surprise that Michael Gove’s own party is turning on him, because yet again he’s betrayed our coastal communities.

“Gove has broken all his promises to the fishing industry about what Brexit will mean for them. First we heard that we won’t be able to take back control of our waters during the transition period and then the political declaration confirmed that we won’t be able to do so after we actually leave the EU.

“The Tories have refused to act, but Labour is determined to help the fisheries industry thrive after Britain leaves the EU. That’s why we’ll fight to change the Government’s Fisheries Bill, so that quota is distributed more fairly to the benefit of smaller fishing fleets who provide the bulk of jobs in the catching sector.”