Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, recently attended an event in Parliament hosted by the National Farmers Union, where she promoted Wealden farmers and the issues facing Wealden businesses to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Nus raised issues such as food security, food production and rural crime, such as fly-tipping, which have a huge impact on Wealden farmers and Wealden District Council.
Nus was joined by Eridge local and Chair of the Conservative Rural Affairs Group Christopher Abergavenny, who put across his views of the issues facing rural communities in Wealden to the Secretary of State.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “I was delighted to hear Michael Gove’s support for our food producers in Wealden and East Sussex.
“Our farming communities are a critical part of our local economy and landscape and it is vital that those at the top of Government are aware of the challenges and opportunities that matter to Wealden.
“It was also great to hear of his commitment to tackling the blight of rural crime, which can have such a devastating impact on farming and farmers in Wealden.
“I will continue to raise Wealden’s voice in Parliament, and will be writing to Michael Gove to invite him to come and visit Wealden’s first-class rural economy, including our award winning vineyards.”