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D&S column: how I secured up to £5m for Dales flood recovery

I was absolutely delighted to make the announcement last week of a comprehensive package of aid for the flood-hit communities in the Yorkshire Dales.

The process of securing the money – which totals around £5m – was not as straightforward as it might have appeared.

Rishi Sunak secures up to £5m flood relief funding for the Dales

Rishi Sunak has secured up to £5m in central government funding to help cover the cost of the flooding which devastated Swaledale and lower Wensleydale.

The £3m cost of replacing and repairing bridges will be covered by the Department of Transport.

Rishi Sunak compiles help guide for Dales flood victims

Rishi Sunak has compiled a help guide for his constituents in the Yorkshire Dales hit by flash floods.

The one-page guide provides information and contact details for the organisations and agencies that can assist victims of the floods.