CLA welcomes new Ministerial appointments

The CLA today congratulated members of the new Government on their Ministerial appointments.

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, urged Ministers to recognise their collective role in unlocking the countryside’s potential.

CLA President Henry Robinson said: “The new Ministerial team must become champions of rural business if they are to deliver on their manifesto commitments. The CLA will continue to make the case that strong rural businesses are essential in creating jobs and vibrant communities, as well as protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

“We congratulate Liz Truss on her re-appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. I look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver her vision for a long term strategy, not only for food and farming but for growth across the rural economy.”

Mr Robinson also welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd MP as Energy Secretary, Greg Clark MP as Communities and Local Government Secretary and Sajid Javid MP as Business Secretary.

“We look forward to working with the new Ministers and their departments. Every department needs to take account of the needs of the rural economy, and grasp this opportunity to help unlock the countryside’s economic, social and environmental potential.”

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