Day: 4 June 2017

General Election 2017: What the Ludlow candidates said about – immigration

What about immigration? Would you have targets? Those were the questions asked by Eric Smith on Radio Shropshire during last Wednesday’s live husting. You can hear the debate online. For the Conservatives, Philip Dunne said the party’s targets had been missed but would be easier to meet once we leave the EU. Lib Dem Heather Kidd said the NHS would grind to a halt without migrant workers and many farms couldn’t operate. Hilary Wendt for the Green Party highlighted the contribution migrants make in taxes and to our society. Labour’s Julia Buckley said the economy would slow down without immigration.

General Election 2017: What the Ludlow candidates said about – farming

Should farming continue to receive government funding? That was the question asked by a Radio Shropshire listener during Wednesday’s live husting. You can hear the debate online. Labour’s Julia Buckley emphasised diversification and encouraging small farmers. Philip Dunne for the Conservatives said support would continue until 2022. Liberal Democrat Heather Kidd emphasised support for small and upland farms, and protection of the countryside. Green Hilary Wendt said farmers should be paid to protect the landscape and biodiversity, and help combat climate change.

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