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Farmers to quiz Euro candidates

News from the Bury Free Press

News from the Bury Free Press

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

 

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