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LABOUR’S EMILY BROTHERS SUPPORTS THE CAMPAIGN FOR FLOOD FREE HOMES

FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015

Photo – Emily at Flood Free Homes Reception at the House of Commons

Photo – Emily at Flood Free Homes Reception at the House of Commons

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes which started this week. The campaign has been launched by the Association of British Insurers, supported by Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group. The aim of the campaign is to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management.
Flood Free Homes is campaigning for:
• INVEST - By 2025 £1 billion per year to be spent managing flood risk in order to keep pace with climate change.
• ADAPT - A zero tolerance of inappropriate new developments in areas at risk of flooding.
• PLAN - Cross party consensus on ambitious long term solutions that manage all types of flood risk.
Flooding has long been recognised as the greatest natural threat the UK faces. With Environment Agency data showing around 2 million homes in England and Wales at flood risk now from the rivers and sea, with over 500,000 of these at ‘moderate’ risk or greater with around 2.4 million additional homes at risk of surface water flooding, we know this is a serious problem facing the country today.
How to get involved and find out more information:
• Visit the campaign website www.floodfreehomes.org.uk
• Follow the campaign on Twitter @FloodFreeHomes
• Like the campaign on Facebook Facebook.com/floodfreehomes2025
• Email us floodfreehomes@abi.org.uk
Without action to reduce the risk across the UK, the effect on our homes, businesses, communities, infrastructure and way of life is potentially devastating.
Emily Brothers said:
“I am supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes which calls for effective management of our land and water. I know the devastating impact that flooding has had on the constituents some parts of Sutton and surrounding areas.
“I want to make sure that home-owners and local businesses do not suffer from destructive floods in the future. We need ambitious long term solutions to ensure that our communities are protected.”
Huw Evans, Deputy Director General at the ABI, said:
“The need for this campaign to address the UK’s rising flood threat has never been more important. No action is not an option. Last winter’s floods highlighted the trauma and devastation flooding brings. How we manage our land and water has to become central to government decision making across the UK, whoever is in power.”

Photo – Emily with Flood Free Homes Campaign Board

Photo – Emily with Flood Free Homes Campaign Board


The Flood Free Homes Campaign is led by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), with support from a number of other organisations. The ABI is the voice of the UK insurance industry, representing general insurance and long-term savings and life insurance. The ABI has over 250 members, which account for around 90% of the UK insurance premiums. The ABI and the organisations supporting the Flood Free Homes Campaign are not affiliated with any political party, nor do they endorse the views of any political party or its individual members.

 

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