Tom Bradshaw heads up new NFU officeholder team

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Tom Bradshaw has been elected to lead the NFU’s officeholder team and to represent more than 46,000 farmers and growers across England and Wales. 

David Exwood becomes Deputy President, Rachel Hallos takes his former position as Vice President. 

Tom, who is an arable farmer from Essex, has been a part of the NFU officeholder team for four years, having held both the Vice President and Deputy President positions. 

NFU President Tom Bradshaw said: “It is a deep honour to be elected President of the NFU and the 46,000 members we represent will be my absolute focus as I lead this superb organisation. 

“Profitable production, and the stability and clarity which allows NFU members to plan for and reinvest in their farming and growing businesses will always be my priority. This sits at the heart of delivering sustainable, high-quality and high-welfare food for our country. 

“In the run up to the general election we have the overwhelming support of the public and all political parties must put a plan in place for home-grown food. 

“I also want to focus on forging ever-closer connections with NFU members on the ground. My message to our membership is simple: this is your organisation. We need to hear your views and we need your input. United we are a powerful voice. 

“I would also like, on behalf of all NFU members, and I suspect, the public, to thank our outgoing President Minette Batters, for her years of dedication to the NFU, service which has led to outstanding successes. 

“We are in a challenging time for agriculture in England and Wales, but it’s also a time of great opportunity, and the NFU will be at the heart of delivering results for our members.” 

NFU Deputy President David Exwood added: “I have been proud to represent the British farming industry over the past two years as Vice President and I am looking forward to building on this work as Deputy President. I would like to thank Minette Batters for everything she has done for the organisation and congratulate Tom and Rachel on their new officeholder roles.

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