MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart, has congratulated and thanked all those involved in the 176th Cumberland Show, with visitor numbers well up on last year. The local MP held a stall at the show, and welcomed farming minister George Eustice to talk about local and national concerns with constituents and the farming community.

Rory Stewart MP said: ” It’s always a pleasure to attend and show my support for such a fantastic event. The weather just about held out, and ensured everyone could enjoy fully the most wonderful array of local produce, trade stalls, amusements, and of course the incredible display of livestock, which remain at the heart of this hugely important Cumbrian tradition. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the show a success, and it is really great to see so many local Cumbrians coming out to enjoy themselves and support our rural economy.”
Farming Minister George Eustice praised the show, stating:

“I think it’s really important these events to bring town and country closer together because all too often i think we’ve got a bit of a divide between town and country and people lose contact and lose touch with the farming industry.

“I don’t think it happens as much in Cumbria because it is a very rural area but these shows are just vitally important I think to help promote farming and promote public understanding of it.”


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