hesket newmarket show
Rory attended Hesket Newmarket show on Saturday, where he met with committee members and show President William Cowx and Throstle Hall hosts Robert and Liz Mounsey, inspected the cattle and sheep classes, learnt about Herdwick sheep breeding from local farmer James Rebanks, and gave an interview to field steward and seasoned show commentator Bob Whitson of Caldbeck.
Rory discussed a variety of issues during the interview that was broadcast across the showground, speaking on his life as a Member of Parliament, on agricultural issues of fell stocking and bovine TB, and on rural broadband and winter road gritting.
He said: “Smaller rural shows such as this one at Hesket Newmarket are a symbol of all that is Cumbrian; our pride and identity are inextricably linked to our agricultural shows, which showcase the best of our rural communities. It’s been a real pleasure to see Hesket Newmarket show for the first time and to be made to feel so warmly welcome.”
Below: Rory is interviewed by Bob Whitson at the Show