Welcome to the CLA’s campaigns blog!

Here our teams in Westminster and Cardiff and the CLA regions post their latest thoughts and views on the issues that matter to CLA members giving you the inside track on why decisions are being made, the politics behind them and most importantly what the CLA is doing on its members behalf. It is designed to give its readers an insight into the goings on both in Westminster and Cardiff.

Hopefully you find it a useful read and please get in touch if there is a topic you would like to see covered.

Happy reading.  


  • 19 September 2019

    CLA Deputy President Mark Bridgeman on the victories in the Efra Committee report into Rural Connectivity.

  • 06 September 2019

    Brexit has stripped away the usual conventions, says CLA Public Affairs Manager Eleanor Wood in her review of recent political events.

  • 30 August 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Manager Eleanor Wood looks over the massive political developments of the last week, from Brexit to the spending review 

  • Royal Welsh Show 2019
    02 August 2019

    CLA Wales Communications Manager Robert Dangerfield reflects on the Royal Welsh Show and examines Boris Johnson's recent visit to Wales

  • Dog field
    31 July 2019

    CLA South West Communications Manager Kim John covers dog fields and the consideration of diversifying unused parcels of land

  • 26 July 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood gives her take on Boris Johnson's new Cabinet and what it all means for farming

  • 19 July 2019

    CLA National Communications Manager Mark Wheeler pulls out the top 10 takeaways from Michael Gove's environmental speech at Kew

  • Kit Malthouse meeting
    08 July 2019

    CLA lobbying efforts continue as South East Communications Manager Mike Sims invites the Housing Minister to see what landowners are doing to tackle rural housing shortages.

  • Fly tipping
    28 June 2019

    Tim Breitmeyer, CLA President, on fly-tipping and the excellent related campaigns and local initiatives there have been in recent years but there is still a long way to go in tackling the issue.

  • 21 June 2019

    The CLA Public Affairs team assess the conservative candidates vying for 10 Downing street and what each one has said about the rural community