Over 180 MPs and peers, including the Prime Minister and Defra Secretary Michael Gove, showed their support for Back British Farming Day yesterday.
Dozens of MPs could be seen wearing the NFU’s ‘horn and corn’ pin badges made from British wool and wheat during Prime Minister’s Questions, where Edward Argar, MP for Charnwood, asked the PM about her support for the day.
She said: “I am very happy to join my honourable friend in marking Back British Farming Day and recognising the enormous contribution, the important contribution, that is made by the food and farming industry to our economy.
“I am happy to back the Back British Farming Day and yes, we will make a success of leaving the EU for our food and farming industry.”
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn also stepped up to offer his support for farming alongside Shadow Defra Secretary Sue Hayman.
They were pictured together with the rest of the shadow cabinet first thing in the morning.
NFU president Meurig Raymond said: “I am really pleased to see the Prime Minister support the NFU’s Back British Farming Day and commit to deliver a successful Brexit for the food and farming industry.
“MPs from all political parties have joined the NFU today in its rallying call to Westminster and this cross-party support will be absolutely vital moving forward.”