Prime Minister confronted by flooding victim

Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Walsden and Cragg Vale were among places flooded last week
Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Walsden and Cragg Vale were among places flooded last week

Prime Minister David Cameron was confronted by a member of the public today as he visited one of the towns affected by the recent devastating floods.

Mr Cameron was leaving the town hall in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, when Kathleen Simpson surprised him as he was getting into his car.

Ms Simpson, who was a victim of the floods, asked the Prime Minister a number of animated questions about local issues, including the floods, as he stood on the pavement.

Mr Cameron had just left a meeting with council officials and emergency services workers about the deluge which hit the town on Friday night.

Earlier, he visited the flood-damaged home of Sarah-Jayne Robins in Todmorden.

Miss Robins was trapped for 12 hours upstairs in her home when water poured out of the nearby canal.