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.  


  • Downing Street
    30 May 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

  • CLA Charitable Trust
    22 May 2019

    CLA Marketing and Partnership Executive and Charitable Trust Administrator, Tahirih Mclaren-Brown, explains how the CLA Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping young people connect with the countryside. 

  • Devon-county-show
    20 May 2019

    CLA National Communications Manager, James Ketchell, on last week's Devon County Show.

  • 10 May 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood, takes a closer look at the recently published House of Lords Rural Economy Committee report

  • 30 April 2019

    CLA Director General, Sarah Hendry reflects on her experiences working in climate change and how recent public campaigning has renewed a public sense of urgency.

  • 11 April 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood examines the extension the EU have granted the UK and what could happen in the meantime.

  • 05 April 2019

    CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow provides the latest update on the Brexit negotiations.

  • 22 March 2019

    After Prime Minister Theresa May secured a Brexit extension from EU, CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood looks at what comes next.

  • 19 March 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood looks at what harecoursing is and discusses how the CLA has campaigned strongly to protect landowners against the activities of hare coursers by bringing together members, police and MPs.

  • 15 March 2019

    After MPs rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal this week and voted for an extension of Article 50, CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow takes a look at what this actually means.