AN OXFORDSHIRE MP has urged the Government to 'do more' to protect residents from flooding in the future after years of streets filled with raw sewage.

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, met with Flooding Minister Rebecca Pow, together with Defra and Environment Agency officials, to discuss flooding in her constituency.

The meeting comes after Ms Moran secured an adjournment debate in February on the problem.

In the debate, she said: "We can either act proactively and future-proof our communities against flood devastation, by doing what we can sooner in Oxford, funding the Abingdon scheme, and fixing the Environment Agency’s approach in Yarnton and other villages.

"Or we can wait until it is too late, react desperately after the fact, and see more and more homes damaged and people’s lives ruined."

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Ms Moran also raised the need to find a funding solution for the Abingdon Flood Alleviation Scheme, and asked the Environment Agency to continue to work with, and listen to, South Hinksey’s residents to minimise disruption to their lives caused by construction of the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme.

In addition, she urged the Government to work with Thames Water to address pumping station and capacity flow issues affecting Yarnton, Kidlington and Radley to ensure they are 'fit' for the 21st century.

It comes after recent floods in this and last year, which saw some streets flooded with raw sewage.

Speaking after the meeting, the MP said: "I would like to thank the Minister and the Environment Agency for meeting with me.

"I was very clear that my constituents deserve better than the flood protection they currently have.

"Funding for real flood alleviation schemes should be much more widely available."