FOLLOWING the efforts of a local Hedon councillor who brought the threat to affordable Home Flood Insurance to the attention of the East Riding Council, a constituency-wide petition has been launched on the issue!
Councillor John Dennis secured the unanimous support of the East Riding Council this month, in a call for the Government to join in “meaningful discussions” with the insurance industry so that affordable premiums remained available to residents after a national agreement ends in July.
Now Graham Stuart MP has launched a petition entitled Safeguard Home Flood Insurance which reads:
The Petition of the residents of Beverley and Holderness.
The petitioners believe that flood insurance must remain available and affordable to householders. They therefore call upon Her Majesty’s Government to make every effort to reach an agreement with insurers before the expiration of the current ‘Statement of Principles’ in June 2013.
The petitioners therefore request that the Prime Minister urges the Government to negotiate with the Association of British Insurers to reach an agreement to succeed the ‘statement of principles’.
You can download a copy of the petition Flood-Insurance-Petition-BH1 and it is available below. Completed petitions need to be returned to Graham Stuart by Monday 25th February 2013.