FLOODING in Cumbria is set to be debated in Parliament today.

MP Tim Farron will be raising the issue and is calling for a change to the funding formula.

He will also highlight how residents in the county feel as Storm Gareth once again raised anxiety levels.

Recent 'Storm Gareth' has once again highlighted

Mr Farron said: “While the ongoing chaos in Westminster feels like it’s bringing everything to a standstill, it’s absolutely vital that we remain focused on tackling the key issues that our communities face.

"I’m glad that we’ve been able to secure this debate on flooding in Cumbria.

"Over the past decade flooding has brought widespread devastation to homes, businesses and communities across our county.

"I’ll be raising the need for a change to the funding formula to better take into account Cumbria being the wettest county in the country.

"I’ll also raise the need to get on with flood protection schemes along the River Kent and in places like Windermere, Ambleside and on Windermere Road in Grange.

"But I also want to use this opportunity to raise the issues that local residents feel are not getting the attention they deserve by both the Government and the Environment Agency.”