Norfolk farmer Stuart Agnew stays on as UKIP’s agriculture spokesman
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Stuart Agnew will continue as UKIP's agriculture spokesman under new leader Paul Nuttall.
The new chief of the party said Mr Agnew, who has a farm near Fakenham and is an East of England MEP, understood the huge challenges the industry was facing and the changes needed post-Brexit.
Mr Agnew said, 'I have been hoping that I would retain this portfolio under our new leader Paul Nuttall, and I am delighted that this has happened. The role affords me the opportunity to indirectly influence Agriculture policy post Brexit, even if it does mean seeing my ideas poached and marketed under a different colour. It is not just farmers who are irritated by magpies!
'Support, trade, regulation and access to labour are the four big topics to which British farmers require answers. With a lifetime of experience in mixed farming enterprises I understand what they need, and will do all I can to ensure that they are treated fairly.'