On 20th January 2021, during Prime Minister’s Questions Theo Clarke MP for Stafford, urged the Prime Minister to back her campaign to tackle flooding in Staffordshire and establish a flood control centre in Stafford that residents can call 24/7 to get help.
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Theo Clarke, MP for Stafford’s question:
Over the last week, there has been yet again very significant flooding in Stafford. Unfortunately, my constituents in Penkridge, central Stafford and Bishops Wood are regularly experiencing the disruption and distress that flooding causes. Will my right hon. Friend commit to my campaign to establish a flood control centre in Stafford that residents can call directly, which would provide 24/7 assistance for my constituents affected by flooding?
The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister’s response:
I have every sympathy for the residents of Stafford who have been affected by flooding and for everybody who has been affected by flooding in the latest bout. What I can say to my hon. Friend is that the Environment Agency is working hand in glove with her local authority and other partners to find a particular solution to the flooding in Sandon Road and Sandyford Brook.