More political engagement with the Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

Members of the CLA Cheshire Branch Committee meet with Conservative Candidate for Chester South and Eddisbury
Aphra Brandreth, PPC for Cheshire South and Eddisbury

Leading up to the election on the 4th July, the CLA team in the Midlands region have been meeting with candidates and MPs to share their six missions.

These missions are designed to help the political parties understand what policies will be necessary to unlock the full potential of the rural economy, which at the moment is 19% less productive than the national average.

Thank you to members of the CLA’s Cheshire Branch Committee who hosted a meeting with Conservative Candidate for Chester South and Eddisbury, Aphra Brandreth.

Members of the Committee came together to discuss challenges and opportunities they are facing in their rural constituency. The discussions surrounded various subjects including Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMs) versus food security, tackling rural crime such as fly tipping which seems to be prevalent in the area and planning which is always a hot topic amongst members across the Midlands region and organisation wide.

Thank you to the Country Land and Business Association for organising an important discussion around the challenges and opportunities for farms and rural businesses, and the importance of enhancing and promoting the rural economy. We have so many fantastic businesses across Chester South and Eddisbury. It was great to meet local CLA members and discuss some of my key priorities to improve mobile and digital connectivity.

Ms Brandreth said

Aphra was asked about her key priorities for the constituency if she gained a seat, and she said that she is passionate about helping to create a fully connected countryside with regards to mobile signal and broadband allowing rural businesses to become fully connected, in turn allowing the rural economy to grow.