MP tells national radio ‘York still doesn’t have the flood defences it needs’

York MP takes to the national airways to berate city flood defences

York Central MP Rachael Maskell was on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning talking about the city’s flood defences, four years after the Boxing Day floods.

She told the programme:

  • Four years on, we still don’t have the defences our city needs. That’s unacceptable.

    We haven’t seen the government putting the upper catchment management in place, slowing the flow of the river.

    I have already challenged the government last week after Storm Ciara about their failure to address those areas which flood.