Executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance, Barney White-Spunner, said: “The Countryside Alliance welcomes the reappointment of Liz Truss as Secretary of State for Defra. She proved to be a staunch and very capable representative of rural interests in the short period she held the office prior to the General Election. We look forward to working with her in the new parliament when she will have real opportunities to take positive steps for the countryside”.