Ceredigion Day in Parliament
2:03pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams hosted ‘Ceredigion Day’ in Parliament yesterday, organised in conjunction with the Farmers Union of Wales.
Producers, small businesses, and prominent organisations from across Ceredigion attended the event in Parliament, to meet with and spoke to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and others from Parliament, to promote the successes of the area.
Over 40 MPs and Lords of all parties attended, including the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones MP, and Wales Office Ministers, Stephen Crabb MP and Baroness Randerson. Guests also heard speeches from Mark Williams MP, Ceredigion County Council Leader Ellen ap Gywnn and FUW President Emyr Jones.
Commenting following the event, Mark Williams said:
‘Ceredigion Day is about promoting Ceredigion to those who represent the rest of the country, and today we were very successful in that task. At a time when there is a lot of media interest surrounding the food industry, we need look no further than the wealth of produce we have right on our doorstep in Ceredigion. I hope those who attended today from the rest of the country, will think more about buying produce from Ceredigion in future.
‘It was also a privilege to host Aberystwyth University, the National Library, the County Council’s Tourism Department, the Food Centre Wales, and a host of local businesses.
‘We have such a vibrant local produce sector in the county and I was proud to be able to help promote this in Parliament today, and I would like to thank everyone who came to London from Ceredigion to take part, and to the FUW for their help in organising Ceredigion Day.
‘I am particularly pleased, seeing as this week is Welsh Tourism Week, that we have got Ceredigion’s name and message out there loud and clear. It is a great place to come and visit.’