SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer urges Theresa May to support farmers post-Brexit

10 December, 2017 - 14:54
Lucy Frazer MP

Lucy Frazer MP

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SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer has asked Prime Minister Theresa May for reassurance that the Government will continue to support local farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

Her call comes after she met with the National Farmers Union to discuss the future of farming in her constituency and how to tackle trespassing by travellers.

She has since raised the issue with Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite and the Southern Area Commander of Cambridgeshire Police.

Ms Frazer said: “It is clear from the Government’s Industrial Strategy that farming is vital to the future of the UK’s economy and has an essential role to play in the future prosperity of the UK.

“I was pleased that the Prime Minister confirmed her support for UK farmers and I will continue to push for agriculture to be at the top of the Government’s agenda.

“Farming is also at the heart of South East Cambridgeshire’s many rural communities and it is a key priority for me to ensure that farmers are supported in tackling the issues that make farming difficult – whether that be trespass or hare coursing.”

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