THE MP for Clwyd South has shown his support for Welsh and British food and farming on Back British Farming Day.

Wearing a wool and wheatsheaf pin badge provided by the National Farmers’ Union, Simon Baynes MP said he is proud to support the farmers and growers in Clwyd South and further afield.

The NFU chose the day to launch a new report which asks for government to complete a comprehensive report on UK food security later this year, covering the country’s production of key foods and its contribution to global food security.

Mr Baynes insists he is supporting the campaign which he says is asking everyone to value British food.

He said: “I’m proud to wear a Back British Farming pin badge today to show my support for Britain’s fantastic farmers and growers here in Clwyd South and the rest of North Wales.

“The day presents a great opportunity to thank the farmers who feed us, as well as take care of our countryside and maintain our iconic Welsh and British landscapes.

“I fully support the Back British Farming campaign which is asking us all to value British food.

“I will be supporting the UK Government in adopting agricultural policies which ensure farming in Clwyd South can thrive and ensure our self-sufficiency does not fall below its current level of 60 per cent, alongside a greater ambition of promoting Welsh and British food at home and abroad to aid UK food security.”