See who has supported our post EU Referendum farming pledge

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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem , Menzies Campbell

"Farming is essential to the rural economy and helps maintain the rural environment and of course it is high time we made ourselves self sufficient. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be self sufficient, and I see at very short range the difficulties which my (farming) step son has. When the yields are high the prices are low, when the weather is bad the yields are poor. It has been in the last three or four years a very rocky ride that is why British citizens, whether in the House of Commons or House of Lords should be supporting British farming."


Sir William Cash, MP for Stone


Jo Churchill, Conservative, Bury St Edmunds
“Farming represents £8.5bn to the UK economy and provides nearly four million jobs. We need to make sure for health, wealth and well-being of the nation that we back British farming. Going into this new landscape, for me, it is important there is a level playing field for British farmers. As a mum, it is important I can trace food to its origin and like many people, animal welfare is high up on my agenda when it comes to buying food. British farmers should not be disadvantaged for working to such a high standard, compared to some of their counterparts from abroad.”

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat, MP for Sheffield Hallam

Steve Double, Conservative, MP for St Austell
“I think it is absolutely essential that we continue to back British farming. Firstly, financially, through farm payments, we need to make sure we support British farming. And we also need to reduce the amount of regulation and red tape that so many farmers face. And we need to continue to promote British food – we have some of the best quality food produced in the world.”


George Eustice – agriculture, fisheries and food minister and MP for Cambourne, Redruth and Hayle

"Food and farming is our largest industry in this country, it is worth over £108bn a year – bigger than aerospace and automotives put together.  It is a huge industry. It employs millions of people and the truth is that a lot of our highly successful processing industry also depends on having a supply chain, and profitable, successful primary producers. So yes, agriculture being at the start of that food supply chain, part of a vitally important and very large industry, It is clearly going to feature very prominently in future policy."

Graham Evans, Conservative, MP for Weaver Vale

George Freeman, Conservative, MP for Mid-Norfolk

John Glen, Conservative, MP for Salisbury and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond

"I am acutely aware we are entering a time of opportunity but also uncertainty, and  it is essential that we absolutely get it right for our farmers. So I am here today to show support to and acknowledge the enormous contribution that farmers make to the rural community and also to all households up and down the country in terms of the quality of produce they come out with."


Andrew Griffiths, Conservative, MP for Burton and Uttoxeter


Mark Lancaster, Conservative MP, Milton Keynes North

Mark met staff at AR Stacey and Son in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire and signed the pledge.

Pictured (left to right): Nigel Stacey, Nigel Richards, Mark Lancaster MP, Tom Deeley


Clive Lewis MP, Labour, Norwich South

"Sourcing food locally is vitally important and in Norwich we’re extremely lucky to be well-served by excellent farm produce from East Anglia.  It’s vital that we continue to give UK farmers the best support we possibly can – national economic, social and environmental resilience cannot be achieved without a strong farming community."


Rachael Maskell MP, Labour, York Central
“It is now vital that the Government listens to British farmers, provides confirmation that trade relations with EU partners will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future, and immediate assurance given to EU citizens currently working on British farms that they are allowed to live and work in the UK. I support the call from the NFU to back British farming and as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, I will do all I can to help develop a robust domestic agricultural policy.”


Nigel Mills MP, Conservative, Amber Valley (Derbyshire)
“Amber Valley MP, Nigel Mills heard the hopes and fears of farmers post Brexit and discussed immediate concerns such as Bovine TB when he visited  Peter & Andrea Booth of Belper. Mr Mills signed the NFU Brexit pledge which sets out what is wanted from a Brexit deal. Pictured here with Derbyshire Central Group Secretary, Fiona Traquair; a pedigree Simmental Heifer; Andrea & Peter Booth and Nigel Mills MP. He then went onto to meet Derby Branch member, Andrew Wint at Oakfield Farm & Farm Shop and equestrian centre at Stanley Common, Ilkeston where conversation centred on the difficulties of getting planning permission for on-farm diversifications despite the benefits for rural employment.”


Neil Parish MP, Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton
“It was a great pleasure to host the NFU ‘What next for British agriculture?’ event in Parliament. As chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, I will be holding the Government’s feet to the fire to ensure the best possible renegotiation deal for British agriculture. This means maintaining tariff-free access to the EU for British agricultural goods and ensuring the British Government preserves the level of support payments to British farmers currently provided through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.”


Baroness Anne MacIntosh, Conservative
“Farming is such an important part of our rural community. In Parliament we need to be doing all we can to make sure farmers and those in rural communities have their voice heard loud and clear. We need to make sure that farmers have the labour that they need to run their businesses and we need to ensure they can produce the food to feed a growing population.”

Andrew Selous MP, Conservative, South West Bedfordshire
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Jim Shannon, MP, Democratic Unionist, Strangford

"We are going to be better; we are going to do better. We will have new markets and new people to sell food to, and I think the future in my opinion is very bright and very positive, and I am excited. But we have to help our agri-food industry, we have got to make sure our farmers – the dairymen in particular – get the price for their product. That applies to all of them. Support the British farmers, support British food – and I think this is a wonderful opportunity for us to pledge that and do that ourselves."


Helen Whately, MP, Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent
“I already spend a lot of time in my constituency talking to fruit farmers, arable farmers and livestock farmers. Every few weeks I’m visiting farms and talking to them about the issues that affect them at that time. Things are obviously going to change now the UK has voted to leave the EU. One thing I am keen to hear from fruit farmers in my area is how they need access to labour. This is very important. Ongoing access to a migrant workforce is one of their concerns and I am determined to fully understand this issue and represent my constituents on their needs.”

Our full list of pledge supporters:

  • Nigel Adams MP (Selby and Ainsty)
  • Caroline Ansell MP (Eastbourne)
  • Victoria Atkins MP (Louth and Horncastle)
  • Richard Bacon MP (South Norfolk)
  • Andrew Bingham MP (High Peak)
  • Lord Boswell
  • Sir Peter Bottomley MP (Worthing West)
  • Julian Brazier MP (Canterbury)
  • Andrew Bridgen MP (North West Leicestershire)
  • Fiona Bruce MP (Congleton)
  • Alistair Burt MP (North East Bedfordshire)
  • Lord Campbell of Pittenweem , Menzies Campbell
  • Neil Carmichael MP (Stroud)
  • James Cartlidge MP (South Suffolk)
  • Sir William Cash MP (Stone)
  • Jo Churchill MP (Bury St Edmunds)
  • Ken Clarke MP (Rushcliffe)
  • Nick Clegg MP (Sheffield Hallam)
  • James Cleverly MP (Braintree)
  • Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswolds)
  • Alberto Costa MP (South Leicestershire)
  • Stephen Crabb MP (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
  • Lord Curry
  • Byron Davies MP (Gower)
  • Chris Davies MP (Brecon and Radnorshire)
  • David Davies MP (Haltemprice and Howden)
  • Glyn Davies MP (Montgomeryshire)
  • James Davies MP (Vale of Clwyd)
  • Martyn Day MP (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
  • Jeffrey Donaldson MP (Lagan Valley)
  • Nadine Dorries MP (Mid Bedfordshire)
  • Steve Double MP (St Austell and Newquay)
  • Richard Drax MP (South Dorset)
  • Lord Dykes
  • Maria Eagle MP (Garston and Halewood)
  • George Eustice MP (Camborne and Redruth) - minister of state for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Graham Evans MP (Weaver Vale)
  • Michael Fabricant MP (Lichfield) - read a Lichfield Live report here
  • Tim Farron MP (Westmorland and Lonsdale) - Liberal Democrat leader
  • Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Poplar and Limehouse)
  • George Freeman MP (Mid-Norfolk)
  • Sir Edward Garnier MP (Harborough)
  • Nusrat Ghani MP (Wealden)
  • John Glen MP (Salisbury)
  • Mary Glindon MP (North Tyneside)
  • Robert Goodwill MP (Scarborough and Whitby)
  • Helen Grant MP (Maidstone and The Weald)
  • Andrew Griffiths MP (Burton and Uttoxeter)
  • Simon Hart MP (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
  • Sir Alan Haselhurst MP (Saffron Walden)
  • Lord Haskins
  • John Hayes MP (South Holland and The Deepings)
  • Sue Hayman MP (Workington)
  • Lord Hilton
  • Simon Hoare MP (North Dorset)
  • Kevin Hollinrake MP (Thirsk and Malton)
  • Lindsay Hoyle MP (Chorley)
  • Nigel Huddleston MP (Mid Worcestershire)
  • Baroness Jones
  • Seema Kennedy MP (South Ribble)
  • Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP, Conservative, East Yorkshire
  • Norman Lamb MP (North Norfolk)
  • Mark Lancaster MP (Buckinghamshire)
  • Clive Lewis MP (Norwich South)
  • Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Bridgwater and West Somerset)
  • Tim Loughton MP (East Worthing and Shoreham)
  • Craig Mackinlay MP (South Thanet)
  • Scott Mann MP (North Cornwall)
  • Countess of Mar
  • Rob Marris MP (Wolverhampton South West)
  • Baroness Masham
  • Rachael Maskell MP (York Central)
  • Jason McCartney MP (Colne Valley)
  • Alasdair McDowell MP
  • Liz McInnes MP (Heywood and Middleton)
  • Anne McIntosh
  • Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and The Vale of York
  • Cat McKinnell MP (Newcastle upon Tyne North)
  • John McNally MP (Falkirk)
  • Huw Merriman MP(Bexhill and Battle)
  • Stephen Metcalfe MP (South Basildon and East Thurrock)
  • Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
  • Nigel Mills MP (Amber Valley)
  • Wendy Morton MP (Aldridge-Brownhills)
  • Sheryll Murray MP (South East Cornwall)
  • Andrew Murrison MP (South West Wiltshire)
  • Caroline Nokes MP (Romsey and Southampton North)
  • David Nuttall MP (Bury North)
  • Guy Opperman MP (Hexham)
  • Albert Owen MP (Ynys Môn)
  • Ian Paisley MP (North Antrim)
  • Lord Palmer
  • Neil Parish MP (Tiverton and Honiton)
  • Baroness Parminter
  • Owen Paterson MP (North Shropshire)
  • Mark Pawsey MP (Rugby)
  • Andrew Percy MP (Brigg and Goole)
  • Lord Plumb
  • Rebecca Pow MP (Taunton Deane)
  • Victoria Prentis MP (Banbury)
  • Mark Prisk MP (Hertford and Stortford)
  • John Pugh MP (Southport)
  • Tom Pursglove MP (Corby)
  • Jeremy Quin MP (Horsham)
  • Laurence Robertson MP (Tewkesbury)
  • David Rutley MP (Macclesfield)
  • Antoinette Sandbach MP (Eddisbury)
  • Lord Selborne
  • Andrew Selous MP (South West Bedfordshire)
  • Jim Shannon MP (Strangford)
  • David Simpson MP (Upper Bann)
  • Dennis Skinner MP (Bolsover)
  • Angela Smith MP (Penistone and Stockbridge)
  • Nick Smith MP (Blaenau Gwent)
  • Cat Smith MP (Lancaster and Fleetwood)
  • Nicolas Soames MP (Mid Sussex)
  • John Spellar MP (Warley)
  • Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP (Meriden)
  • Mark Spencer MP (Sherwood)
  • Graham Stuart MP (Beverley and Holderness)
  • Julian Sturdy MP (York Outer)
  • Lord Taylor of Holbeach
  • Debbonaire Thangam MP (Bristol West)
  • Michael Tomlinson MP (Mid Dorset and North Poole)
  • Craig Tracey MP (North Warwickshire)
  • Tom Tugendhat MP (Tonbridge and Malling)
  • Andrew Turner MP (Isle of Wight)
  • Valerie Vaz MP (Walsall South)
  • Martin Vickers MP (Cleethorpes)
  • Lord Vinson
  • David Warburton MP (Somerton and Frome)
  • Matt Warman MP (Boston and Skegness)
  • Baroness Watkins of Tavistock
  • Lord West of Spithead
  • Helen Whately MP (Faversham and Mid Kent)
  • Heather Wheeler MP (South Derbyshire)
  • Bill Wiggin MP (North Herefordshire)
  • Craig Williams MP (Cardiff North)
  • Mark Williams MP (Ceredigion)
  • Sarah Wollaston MP (Totnes)
  • Mike Wood MP (Dudley South)
  • Nadhim Zahawi MP (Stratford-upon-Avon)