East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight and Yorkshire & Humber MEP Timothy Kirkhope have met with local farmers and officers from the National Farmers Union to hear concerns about the future of agriculture.

The meeting took place on a farm near Burton Fleming, near Bridlington and was attended by a number of local farmers together with regional representatives of the NFU.

Concerns raised with the MPs included the current tax system, the reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy and a discussion took place about new initiatives to boost tourism.

Bridlington’s MP Greg Knight said afterwards: “It was a constructive meeting and was well worthwhile. I intend raising the issues discussed with the Rural Affairs Minister Owen Paterson MP early next week”.

Member of the European Parliament Timothy Kirkhope agreed that the meeting was worthwhile and he undertook to feedback concerns raised to the European Commission.