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NPA Election 2021: Three more candidates as deadline looms

9th Jan 2021 / By Alistair Driver

With the nomination window due to close at midday on Monday, January, the nominations and manifestos continue to come in.

NPA Election 2021 logoWe can now add two more producers from the Eastern region to the list, plus another allied industry candidate. 

Robin Lawson is general manager at Rattlerow Farms, an independent pig producer and genetics company based in East Anglia. He has been involved in all areas of the supply chain and says he understands the challenges facing both small and larger producers.

"Despite these challenges I see real opportunities for the industry and if elected I will ensure that NPA members continue to receive the excellent level of representation they currently get and that their views are reflected in NPA lobbying efforts," Robin says in his manifesto. 

Robin is the fourth candidate from the East so far to submit a nomination and manifesto - and Jack Bosworth, the fourth, generation of a family farming business in Essex, is the fifth. 

In his manifesto, Jack, who is a vice chair of Young NPA, says: "I think we need a mixture of age groups on the PIG working together to analyse the threats and opportunities that lay ahead for the pig industry and help shape a brighter future. There is a lot of gain to be had from working together."

We also now have a 13th allied industry candidate - Andrew Maskery, who set up on his own as a farm equipment supplier in 2010. 

"I have not sat on any board or advisory group before and feel that maybe I can now support my customers in a way that could make a difference. I thank you for this opportunity," he says in his manifesto. 

You can view all the Allied Industry nominations received so far HERE

And the Producer nominations HERE

Still time to get your nomination in

Nominations to stand for election to the PIG are open until midday, January 11

Full details on how to submit your nomination can be found on our NPA Election pages and nomination forms can be found in the Members Hot Topics area

Online voting for the 17 places on the PIG opens on January 25

Producer members have 10 votes to elect producer members and allied members have seven votes to elect allied members. Please read the manifestos and use all your votes.