Consultation and Lobbying

Michael Gove amongst speakers at CA events at Conservative Conference

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The Countryside Alliance will be hosting a breakfast discussion meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester with Defra Secretary of State, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, and Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner. The ‘Brexit Breakfast’ will be an opportunity for Tim to question the Secretary of State about the principles and priorities…

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Labour promises to “battle” for the countryside during Brexit

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Shadow Brexit Minister, Jenny Chapman MP, said that “the mother of all battles” was going to take place in Parliament as Brexit legislation is debated over the next few months, and promised that Labour would win some of those battles given the Government’s small majority in Westminster. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event at…

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Liberal Democrats urged to champion rural communities during Brexit

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, told delegates at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Bournemouth that their party needed to argue the case for a Brexit that works for the countryside. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday, he urged the Liberal Democrats not to overlook rural communities and said that the…

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Countryside Alliance discusses Brexit and shooting with Environment Secretary, Michael Gove

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Policy, Sarah Lee met the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, on Monday this week (11th September) to discuss rural issues and the impact of Brexit on the countryside and rural communities. It was a great opportunity for the Countryside Alliance to raise…

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Senior Lib Dems to speak at Countryside Alliance event

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The Countryside Alliance will be joined by senior parliamentarians at the Liberal Democrats annual party conference later this month to discuss how Brexit can work for the countryside. Senior MP, Alistair Carmichael, Phil Bennion and the Liberal Democrats only MEP, Catherine Bearder, will be on the panel, together with Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner….

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CA brief – 10 key questions on grouse shooting answered

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Ahead of the grouse season, which starts on 12th August, the Countryside Alliance political team has sent a briefing note to MPs and Peers which addresses some of the most frequently raised concerns about grouse shooting. Grouse shooting and its associated moorland management plays an essential role in managing, maintaining and protecting the landscape and…

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CA calls for action on affordable rural homes ahead of Westminster debate

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Please find below our briefing note ahead of the Westminster Hall Debate on “Supply of homes and affordable homes to buy” (John Redwood, Con, Wokingham) on Thursday 13 July, 1:30pm. Download briefing Many rural areas are suffering from a lack of housing, especially affordable housing. Population growth, combined with migration from urban areas, has seen…

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Countryside Alliance highlights need for new agricultural workers scheme

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Please find below a briefing note ahead of the Westminster Hall Debate on “Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme” (Neil Parish MP, Con, Tiverton and Honiton) on Thursday 6 July, 3:00pm. Download briefing Access to the EU labour market is vital for many farmers and producers and helps support the wider food supply chain. However, there is…

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Defra Ministers – responsibilities and contact details

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Following the General Election, the team at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, led by Secretary of State Michael Gove, is as follows. We outline the Secretary of State and his team’s responsibilities and bring you the relevant email addresses (and Twitter handles). The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State • oversight…

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