13 December 2023
Dunne praised by NFU leader at launch of manifesto

South Shropshire MP, Philip Dunne, was praised in his role as chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee for their recent report on food security, backing British farmers, at the launch of the NFU manifesto in Westminster this week.


Philip Dunne MP with NFU President Minette Batters.

President of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters, discussed the policies for food security laid out in the NFU’s latest manifesto, Farming for Britain's Future.  

Mr Dunne, who is not standing at the next General Election, made clear his successor as MP for South Shropshire will need to continue to back local farmers:

“Farming is at the heart of our community in South Shropshire, providing economic opportunity and acting as custodians of our natural biodiversity. So I was pleased to attend the launch of the NFU’s General Election manifesto in Westminster.  

“I was grateful for the support from the NFU President for the work of our select committee.

“It is clear to me that South Shropshire’s next MP must be well able to understand, engage with, and champion loudly our farming businesses. Farming confidence has been shaken recently, and it is vital the government maintains support for the sector as we transition to new funding mechanisms.  

“I was pleased to welcome local NFU members from South Shropshire to Parliament last month, to discuss issues affecting local farmers.”


South Shropshire NFU members with Philip Dunne MP at a visit to Parliament.