NFU at the party conferences - watch again

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The annual political party conference season is over. But this year's conferences looked rather different to previous ones with all three main parties using online platforms to host their debates and policy discussions.

Here's a round-up of the fringe events in which the NFU was represented:


Conservative Party Conference

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The NFU took part in three sessions at the Conservative Party Conference:


Labour Party Conference

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The NFU took part in two sessions at the Labour Party Conference:

  • Thinking global, growing local – what are the Covid-19 lessons for food and farming? In partnership with The Fabian Society. Speakers included Daniel Zeichner MP, Shadow Minister for Food and Farming, and NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts. Watch again here.
     
  • NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts was in conversation with Shadow Defra Secretary Luke Pollard MP. Watch again here.

Liberal Democrats Party Conference

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The NFU took part in one session at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference:

  • Feeding Britain: The importance of food security following COVID-19. NFU Vice President Tom Bradshaw was in conversation with Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs, on the importance of food security in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. (This was only available to Lib Dem delegates). 

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