Former Workington MP Sue Hayman Given Peerage In PMs Anniversary Honours

By Rachael Grealish

The former Workington MP, Sue Hayman, has been given a peerage, she announced yesterday on social media.

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Hayman is one of 36 people to be named on the honours list to mark the Prime Minister’s first year as premier.

She’s been given a political peerage to serve in the House of Lords.

On Twitter she posted: “It’s a great honour to be receiving a peerage but I will be going to the House of Lords to work.

“To be part of the Labour opposition holding this shambles of a govt to account – to continue to be a voice for the environment, animal welfare and for West Cumbria.”

Hayman held the title as a Labour Member of Parliament for Workington from 2015, until losing the position in the December 2019 general election to Conservative MP Mark Jenkinson.

From 2017 until 2019 she held the position of Shadow Environment Secretary.

Hayman was not only the first female MP for her constituency, but the first female to represent any Cumbrian constituency.

Also included on the list is former leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson, former MP Ken Clarke, the Prime Minister’s brother Jo Johnson, millionaire Evgeny Lebedev and the legendary cricketer Ian Botham.