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London, 13th December 2019- Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK today issued the following comment on the results of yesterday’s General Election:

“We offer our congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new Government on the results of yesterday’s General Election. Dairy UK looks forward to working closely with the new Government during the course of this Parliament.

“As the biggest agricultural sector and the makers of some of the nations most loved products, the dairy sector will be looking to Government to ensure its voice is heard in the Brexit process and on the future trade arrangements between the UK and the EU. We also ask that the dairy sector is actively involved in trade policy related to the development of new Free Trade Agreements.

“Moreover, it is key that Government recognises the need for close collaboration with the dairy sector on all future arrangements relating to the Northern Ireland protocol.

“We also look forward to working constructively with Government on the development of the new Agriculture and Environment Bills.”