Farmers to quiz Euro candidates

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East Anglian farmers will get the chance to quiz European Parliament candidates on their farming polices at a special meeting on May 15.

The Conservative, Green, Liberal, Labour and UKIP candidate will face questions at the National Farmers’ Union’s regional office in Newmarket at 7pm. To secure a place call 01638 672100.

The NFU has joined its counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to produce a ‘European Parliament Manifesto’ saying what they would like Euro MPs to do to support farming.

NFU Regional Director Pamela Forbes said: “MEPs are increasingly taking decisions that affect our members’ businesses. It’s therefore vital that we have a team of MEPs who understand our businesses and how we might be affected by decisions they make.”

The farming manifesto can be seen at www.nfuonline.com