Back British Farming

Fiona Bruce MP meets farming representatives from Cheshire at Parliament

Fiona Bruce MP met farming representatives from Cheshire at Parliament and signed the Pledge to ‘Back British Farming’ in support of British Food and Farming.
Fiona Bruce said “British farmers make a huge contribution to producing the nation’s food. They grow the raw ingredients that are the bedrock to the UK’s largest manufacturing sector – food and drink – worth £108billion and employing 3.9 million people across the country, in cities and villages alike. Much of this is produced here in Cheshire – something we can all be very proud of.”

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NOTE TO EDITOR
-          Photograph shows Fiona Bruce at the event
-          The Pledge wording is as follows:
I PLEDGE TO BACK BRITISH FARMING IN THE WAKE OF THE EU REFERENDUM BY WORKING TO… 

  1. Build the nation’s food security by improving the competitiveness, profitability and productivity of UK agriculture
  2. Give British farmers the best possible access to markets inside and outside the EU
  3. Ensure that agri-food imports meet the same high standards adhered to by British farmers
  4. Introduce a domestic agricultural policy that will not put British farmers at a competitive disadvantage
  5. Ensure British farmers and growers have sufficient supplies of labour
  6. Strengthen farming’s environmental role, allowing all farmers to care for the countryside, wildlife and mitigate climate change
  7. Implement policies that are science and evidence-based to create a better regulatory environment for British farmers 
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