Leeds ,
19
July
2016
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17:49
Europe/London

Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council on the government no longer having a Yorkshire flood envoy

Responding to news today that the government no longer has a flood envoy for Yorkshire, Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:

“Residents and businesses in Leeds affected by the devastation of Storm Eva will rightly be concerned the new government is not giving flood prevention in Leeds the priority it desperately needs. First with the lack of a replacement for Oliver Letwin to lead the National Flood Resilience Review and now reports that Yorkshire will no longer have a flood envoy.

“I will be seeking urgent talks with the new Secretary of State to press for confirmation of previously promised funding for a comprehensive flood defence scheme for Leeds. We saw government cancel funding for flood defences proposed in 2011 and we can’t let that happen again.”

 

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