Erewash MP backs British farming

Published on: Friday, 15th September 2023
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Maggie Throup MP

Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash, recently joined MPs from across the country to celebrate and show her support for British farming at an event in Parliament. 

To commemorate Back British Farming Day, the National Farmers’ Union held an event in Parliament which celebrated the vital work of British farmers and growers that help produce the nations foods.  At the event MPs also learnt about the important work that British farmers and growers do all year round.

To mark the occasion, MPs wore the emblem of the Back British Farming Day during Prime Minister’s Questions; a wheatsheaf pin badge made of wool and wheat forced from UK farms. 

Maggie said: “I’m proud to wear the wheatsheaf pin badge on Back British Farming Day to show my support for the farmers and growers in Erewash who do a fantastic job in providing the nation with high-quality and climate-friendly food, all while caring for our much-loved countryside.

“As a food-loving nation, the work our farmers do is not only a vital part of the country’s social fabric, but also a valuable contributor to our local and national economies, with food and farming worth more than £127 billion to the national bank and employing more than 4 million people nationwide.

“Amidst a changing and often challenging landscape, Britain’s farmers have continued to persevere and provide the food for your tables. This is why I fully support the Back British Farming campaign and will continue to seek a future where British food and farming can thrive.”

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