It's better for nature '˜in'

If you believe in British farming and the countryside, you need to vote to remain in the EU.

The RSPB and the WWF have backed the remain campaign, as the EU has made great strides in protecting and conserving our environment, with the chairman of the RPSB concluding that “the safer option for nature is for the UK to remain a part of the EU.”

British farmers are supported across our region and across our nation by the Common Agricultural Policy, support it would be unwise to trust a post-Brexit government to provide.

The National Farmers’ Union, has stated that “the interests of farmers are best served by our continuing membership of the European Union.”

In addition, Farmers Weekly has also come out in support of our continued membership, saying that “if farming prosperity is your number-one concern, then a vote to remain seems to be the preferable option.”

Paul Brannen MEP

Labour Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England