Ceredigion farmers turn out in force to quiz election candidates

Farmers from Ceredigion turned out in force to quiz general election candidates at a hustings organised by the local Farmers’ Union of Wales branch and Ceredigion YFC.

The event, which was held on Wednesday 4 December at Lampeter Rugby Club and chaired by YFC Young Farmer of the Year Endaf Griffiths, heard from Ben Lake - Plaid Cymru, Mark Williams - Liberal Democrats, Dinah Mullholland - Labour, Amanda Jenner - Conservatives, Chris Simpson - Green Party and Gethin James - Brexit Party.

Speaking after the event, FUW Ceredigion County Chairman Morys Ioan said: “ I would like to thank everyone who attended the hustings and used the opportunity to find out what each of candidates have to offer in terms of agriculture and their thoughts on wider farming matters. 

“We had a very interesting and lively discussion on a number of agricultural topics, mainly Brexit, TB and what the future of agriculture could bring for young farmers. I hope our members now feel better placed to make an informed decision when they take to the polls in just a few days time.”