5 July 2024
Dame Harriett Pledges Flood Defence Action as First Priority

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has pledged to continue her work pressing for flood defences following her re-election on July 4.

Dame Harriett was re-elected at the General Election and will be sworn in as the Member of Parliament next week.

But she has already pledged to continue her work to press for action on two outstanding permanent flood defence projects – in Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells – and will be looking to hold meetings with the relevant Government Ministers as soon as possible.

Dame Harriett also pledged to continue her work lobbying for improvements to the North Cotswold Line and action to increase capacity at Pershore’s train station car park.

Dame Harriett commented:

“I was honoured to be re-elected to be Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire and I am pleased to have retained a strong mandate to speak up for local people and the issues they care about.

“Throughout the election campaign, I said that the two flood defence schemes in Tenbury and Severn Stoke are my top priority and I will be looking to hold meetings as soon as possible to identify a way to move both forward.

“Continuing the work of improving our local train service was also a key aim during the campaign and I hope see progression on this matter soon too.

“But with a change in Government, we’ll need a period of reflection and understand what the wider plans are, but I pledge to be a strong local voice for the things that local people care about the most.”