The Conservatives and Plaid Cymru seek the votes of Dwyfor Meirionnydd farmers

Members of Eryri and Meirionnydd Young Farmers Clubs, as well as NFU Cymru and the FUW, recently had the opportunity to hear from two of the General Election prospective candidates at Porthmadog Football Club.

Liz Saville Roberts and Tomos Dafydd Davies, from Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives respectively, came along to address a strong audience of farmers who were keen to hear about both parties' vision for the industry.

Members took the opportunity to put questions to the candidates which focused on rural banking, financing agri-businesses, as well as environmental issues, and law and order.

But Brexit was undoubtedly the main themes of the evening with the issues raised all revolving around the potential effects of leaving the European Union, on the livelihood of the electorate.

Sion Ifans, County Chairman of the FUW and chair of the meeting, said: “It was good to see both candidates giving their time to talk to the agricultural industry - it is encouraging that both parties see the importance of the agricultural industry from within the Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency.”

Emlyn Roberts, County Chairman of NFU Cymru added: “Both candidates have been very open in their discussions with us. Those who listened to them have a broader understanding of their proposals and I hope the discussion that has taken place will help them reach a decision on where to cast their vote.