The National Farmers Union hosted an event in Parliament on Wednesday 11th September. Sir David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West, attended to speak with union representatives about climate change, animal welfare and Brexit.
The agricultural industry contributes over £3.5 billion each year to our region’s economy. The drop-in event, which was attended by MPs from across the UK, was part of the ‘Back British Farming’ campaign which seeks to promote local produce.
Following the event, Sir David said “Farmers make a very significant contribution to our communities and economies. It has been very useful to meet with the NFU today to discuss the ways in which Parliament can support the industry in the months and years to come. I am glad to be backing British farming.”