MP: 'Supporting local farmers is crucial for economy'
MP James Heappey has this week urged local people to support British
farming by buying British.
comments came as new figures show farming in the South West contributes
£1.25billion to the local economy and provides more than 66,000
Burnham and Highbridge MP James Heappey said supporting farmers
in the Wells constituency is "crucial" for Somersets
economy as he pledged to support Somersets farmers prospects,
alongside the National Farmers Union (NFU).
He added: "There are so many worthy reasons to support British
farmers: they are responsible for securing our fantastic British
food supply, looking after our world-renowned countryside and sustaining
a dynamic, rural economy."
"These reasons are why I have pledged to back British Farming
in Westminster and to ensure our decisions in Parliament reflect
the strategic importance of British food and farming to the nation."
"As one of the sectors that will be most affected by Britains
withdrawal from the EU, it is critical that as politicians we create
the right regulatory environment to ensure our farmers can continue
to provide the safe and affordable food that the public trust and