Well, he should, considering he is a former Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee and for his entire career in the European Parliament he was a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (from January 2007 to July 2009 he was Chairman of the Committee AND he was appointed Conservative spokesman on agriculture and he was also the delegation’s deputy chief whip) …. and he farms from his family home on Exmoor.
Just a pity the test area isn’t in his Tiverton and Honiton constituency.
BUT what is it about East Devon that BOTH of our MPs choose not to have a home here (Swire’s second home is in Mid-Devon).
Still, on the bright side, at least his main interest isn’t the Middle East and, in particular, the Maldives!
“Exmoor’s farmers have received the backing of Cabinet minister Michael Gove MP.
Backed by the Exmoor Hill Farming Network, conservationists and local public bodies – Exmoor’s Ambition – aims to sustain and enhance Exmoor’s farmed landscapes and communities following the UK’s exit from the EU. …”