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NPA responds to the Labour Party's Rural Review

6th Aug 2021 / By Charlie Dewhirst

The NPA has submitted a comprehensive response to the Labour Party’s Rural England Policy Review.

The Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, pledged at February's NFU Conference that 'no party can claim to represent the country, if it doesn’t represent the countryside' and launched this Review seeking evidence on various aspects of rural life.

The NPA’s response covers employment, welfare, environment, procurement, planning, trade and technology.

We continually seek to support and influence policy decisions across the political spectrum in order to ensure that the interests of the British pig industry are not forgotten by key decision makers.

The findings of the first phase of this Review will be reported to Labour’s Annual Conference 2021 in late September and will be followed by further consultation.

The NPA will continue to engage with the Shadow Ministerial team during this process of policy development as we head towards the next General Election, which is expected in either 2023 or 2024.

You can read the NPA submission in full HERE