Becoming Shadow Minister for Flooding

Really pleased that the new Labour Leader Keir Starmer has asked me to serve as Shadow Minister for Flooding - proud to be joining the Labour Defra team working with Luke Pollard.

Communities across the UK are badly affected by flooding. They need support now and long term investment in flood defences.

Barnsley and communities across South Yorkshire have been hit hard in recent months by floods. I’ve been pushing the Government to take firm action on improving our region’s resilience to extreme weather events. I look forward to continue holding the Government to account in this role.