Candidates for deputy
Manydown Co Ltd, Basingstoke, Hants
1295ha (3200 acres) mixed family farm.
Active in NFU for 17 years.
Elected to council 1989, subsequently serving on the parliamentary committee (vice-chairman) and food policy group (current chairman). Also chairs the compensation and compulsory purchase working party.
CHALLENGES FOR THE NFU:
Immediate: The problem of the strong £ and competitiveness in world markets, and the crisis in the beef industry.
Biggest single issue: Creating a team to represent all countryside interests.
"I happen to be a team player, and the key for me is building a new NFU team to tackle the challenges ahead. It must represent what the countryside means for the health and welfare of the nation."