Last year, Conservative MPs shamefully voted to allow water firms to continue sewage dumping, having blocked a Labour-backed amendment to the Environment Bill that would have sought to progressively eliminate sewage dumping into our natural environment.

We’re seeing the impact of this decision now – with a water system that is ageing and at bursting point due to Tory negligence.

Families across the country should be able to enjoy where they live, work or holiday, without having to worrying about encountering filthy sewage as a result of water firms being allowed to cut corners.