MP pledges support for region’s farmers

Sir Greg Knight signed the NFUs post-Brexit pledge to get behind British food production.
Sir Greg Knight signed the NFUs post-Brexit pledge to get behind British food production.

Pocklington MP Sir Greg Knight was one of eight local MPs who have pledged to support Yorkshire farmers.

All the MPs signed the NFU’s post-Brexit pledge to get behind British food production when farmers visited Westminster for Back British Farming Day.

East Yorkshire farmers met other members of the sector outside the Houses of Parliament to highlight the contribution farming makes to the nation, adding £108 billion to the economy and employing one in eight of the national workforce.

More than 100 MPs and Lords attended the event, among them eight representing the Yorkshire area.

NFU national dairy board member Paul Tompkins said: “The day was a huge success and it was very rewarding to win the support of so many of our MPs.”