This week, the Conservative MP for our area voted against a Lords' amendment that would have made it illegal for water companies to dump sewage into our rivers, watercourses, and sea. Instead, she voted, along with 264 Conservative colleagues, to allow water companies to continue dumping raw sewage in to our aquatic world.
Here is an example: BBC Breakfast on Twitter
Across the South East, beaches are closed due to contamination with sewage. Reports show that some rivers in our area can have effluent levels of 50% or more and Southern Water continues to shrug off paltry fines.
For more on this issue, see our page Filth.
We, the concerned residents of Lewes constituency, are calling MP Maria Caulfield to prevent our rivers and seas from becoming dumping grounds for human waste, to support the Lords' amendment when it returns to parliament, and to enforce the existing laws to the maximum amount allowed. Our water companies must invest in upgrading their infrastructure ahead of paying dividends to shareholders.