by martingosscolchesterppc on 3 November, 2020
Will Quince MP must use last chance to back farmers, Lib Dems say
The Colchester Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Spokesperson Martin Goss have called on Will Quince MP to this week back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards.
In a letter to Will Quince, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Colchester, Martin Goss warned the Tories must not “risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump.”
The votes come on Wednesday [04/11/2020] in amendments to the Agriculture Bill. The Liberal Democrats want MPs to ensure any post-Brexit trade deals meet UK animal welfare and food safety rules.
According to the NFU, over a million people have also signed their petition calling for the UK Government to put laws in place that prevent imports of food that is produced in ways that are illegal here in the UK.
Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs Spokesperson Tim Farron said:
“Farmers across the country are incredibly worried that the UK is about to be flooded with poor quality food undercutting their high quality produce.
“It doesn’t need to be this way. Liberal Democrats back British farming and want to work in partnership with our farmers to help cut greenhouse gas emissions, support the recovery of our natural environment all while continuing to produce the food that fills our cupboards.”
Liberal Democrat spokesperson Martin Goss for Colchester added:
“The Conservatives must not risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump.
“If Will Quince MP is to truly back British farmers, they must vote to ensure any post-Brexit trade deals meet UK animal welfare and food safety rules.”