Local News

2010 Conservative Manifesto Launch

Neil Parish joins Exeter and Newton Abbot candidates, Hannah Foster and Anne Marie Morris, for the 2010 Conservative Manifesto Launch in Exeter.

Super Dairy

Several weeks ago three farmers announced plans to take British dairy farming into the future.

Seaton Regeneration

Neil Parish, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Tiverton and Honiton together with Hugo Swire MP met with Tesco to discuss concerns many people in Seaton have with their plans for their site in the town.

We need to trust farmers again

Neil Parish writes for the Western Morning News on the Conservative's pledge for renewed trust and understanding of British farmers.

Fat Tax

At a time where the government is deperately scrambling around trying to find new things to tax, inspiration may just be coming their way from Romania, which has just announced that it is about to introduce a \\fat tax\\ on products which the government deems to be unhealthy.

A French Stitch Up

It looks like we finally know who will be the new EU Agriculture Commissioner. Subject to approval by the European parliament, Dacian Ciolos, a former Romanian Agriculture Minister, will take the reigns and steer the future of West Country farmers for the next five years.

Challenges for West Country Farmers

Some things are certain, we will have a general election next year and the European Parliament will get to use it's new codecision powers for the first time in 2010, giving our MEPs a powerful role in the lives of our farmers throughout the West Country.