Labour Party members in Workington constituency have today (Saturday 7 February) chosen Sue Hayman to be the party’s candidate at the forthcoming General Election.
The announcement followed a hustings event held at Cockermouth School. Sue Hayman will be looking to succeed Sir Tony Cunningham as the area’s Member of Parliament at the general election on Thursday 7 May.
Sue Hayman is currently Cumbria County Councillor for Howgate and lives with her husband in Ullock, close to Workington and Cockermouth.
A mother of grown-up children, Sue has been an active member of the Labour Party for more than 20 years. Sue is vice-chair of Cumbria County Council's children's scrutiny committee. A self-employed communications consultant, Sue previously worked for Cumbria-based Copper Consultancy, and in social services.
After her selection, Sue Hayman, Labour candidate for Workington constituency said:
“I am proud to have been chosen by local members in Workington constituency to be Labour’s candidate. West Cumbria is a special place, facing unique challenges but a bright future. I am determined to secure a fair deal for this area. My priorities will be to fight for local jobs, support West Cumberland Hospital, and if elected, voting to scrap the hated bedroom tax.
“Over the next couple of months, I’ll be campaigning hard on doorsteps across the constituency talking to voters about the issues they care about. Workington constituency needs a Labour government to rescue our NHS, give our young people that chances they deserve and tackle the cost of living crisis which has left families here £1600 worse off a year. I can’t wait to get started with the campaign.”