On Tuesday, September 21, North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby, was promoted to the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).Â
As a PPS, Ms. Saxby will support DEFRAâ€™s ministers in Westminster with their parliamentary business, bringing forth important legislation that â€˜will support North Devonâ€™s rural economy and our environmentâ€™.Â
Bills in progress in Parliament at the moment include the Governmentâ€™s landmark Environment Bill, the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, and the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill.Â
Selaine Saxby MP for North Devon said: â€œI am looking forward to working with ministers in DEFRA on issues that matter that I know are very important here and will use my voice to make sure that North Devon constituentsâ€™ concerns continue to be heard at the heart of Government.Â
â€œWhile I expect that this will be a challenging role, I believe that the Government has an ambitious, legislative agenda to get through, and that there are exciting plans ahead in each of DEFRAâ€™s policy areas.Â
â€œI have always been an advocate both for protecting our environment and for supporting our farmers, and I believe that this new post will better enable me to do both of these things, while bringing my experience and the concerns of North Devon to the table.â€Â
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