Maria Caulfield MP holds virtual meeting with local farmers as part of the Meet Maria launch

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has meet virtually with farmers from across the Lewes constituency to discuss issues that are of concern to local agricultural industry.

The Lewes constituency is made up of Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Polegate, and the surrounding villages.

The attached photo shows Maria Caulfield MP meeting virtually with local farmers

As part of a series of virtual public meetings, termed “Meet Maria”, Maria was keen to hear from local farmers about the issues important to them.

Issues discussed included the government’s plans for agriculture and farming post-Brexit transition, animal welfare, rural crime and taxation.

Farmers from all parts of the constituency representing many different types of farming including poultry, beef, and arable were involved in the discussion with their local MP.

Maria Caulfield MP said “It is always helpful for both me and local farmers to discuss ongoing issues that they face and what the government is doing to help them. Particularly with the changes that are to come post-Brexit it was essential that the myths around the government’s intentions were able to be laid to rest. I look forward to speaking with the famers again in the future so that we can discuss the progress that comes from both the government’s Agriculture Bill and the Trade Bill.”

Further “Meet Maria” public meetings are to be held across the summer which constituents can attend virtually, including  on the A27, climate change and a Q and A on local issues.