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01 December 2021

Storm Arwen: Statement from Cllr Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council

In response to ongoing power outages affecting communities in Cumbria, the Leader of Cumbria County Council Cllr Stewart Young has made the following statement:

"I am calling on the county’s MPs to urge the Minister for Energy to do everything he can to get power supplies back on as quickly as possible.

"We are grateful to all engineers and staff working for Electricity North West who are working hard to repair significant damage across the network. Despite their efforts and working around the clock, thousands of homes and businesses have now been without electricity for 6 days. People are struggling to keep warm and this ongoing power outage is putting lives at risk.

"We need the Minister to ensure additional resources are identified as matter of urgency to help Electricity North West repair the severe damage and get the power connected."



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In response to ongoing power outages affecting communities in Cumbria, the Leader of Cumbria County Council Cllr Stewart Young has made a statement