Susan Mary Hayman (born 28 July 1962) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Workington since the 2015 general election.
At her election in 2015, Hayman retained the Workington seat for the Labour Party with a majority of 4,686, increasing Labour's majority by 111 from 2010, and becoming the first female MP to represent a constituency in Cumbria.
In July 2015, she was appointed to the House of Commons' Justice Select Committee. In line with Parliamentary protocol, she resigned from the committee following her appointment to Labour's front bench in September 2015 as an Opposition Whip for the shadow Home Office and Women and Equalities teams.
In October 2016, following Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as Labour leader, Hayman was appointed as Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities in the opposition's front-bench Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) team.
In February 2017, she was appointed to the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following the resignation of Rachael Maskell.
Hayman retained her seat in the June 2017 General Election, increasing Labour's vote share from 42% to 51%, but with her majority down by 2.8% on 2015.
Hayman is co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy, and vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business. Previous elections
In the 2004 European Parliamentary election, Hayman was third on the list of Labour candidates for the West Midlands (European Parliament constituency) but was not elected.
In the 2005 General Election, Hayman unsuccessfully stood as Labour's candidate in the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.
In the 2010 General Election, Hayman unsuccessfully stood as Labour's candidate in Halesowen and Rowley Regis.
In 2013, Hayman was elected to Cumbria County Council for the Howgate division, a position she formally relinquished in September 2015 after her election to Parliament in the May.