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Lifetime award for former MEP lord
11:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
FORMER MEP for the Cotswolds, Lord Henry Plumb, who has also served as president of Moreton Show and the Three Counties Show, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Farmers Weekly Awards.
Farmers Weekly paid tribute to Lord Plumb who began a farming career spent in Warwickshire aged 15 during Word War 2 and went on to represent the NFU and eventually became president in 1970 – a position he held for nine years before being elected an MEP.
Lord Plumb has raised the profile of UK agriculture over many decades, heading marches on Whitehall, creating the International Food Agriculture Trade Policy and championing equitable and open trade in his position as President of the European Parliament.
He has also set up a Foundation to help young people get a foot on the farming ladder, one of the many reasons he was nominated for the annual award.
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