4 October 2000
Paske elected as NFU vice president

By FWi staff

MICHAEL Paske has been elected vice president of the National Farmers Union.

Mr Paske, a speciality vegetable grower from Lincolnshire, was elected by the 92-member NFU Council on Wednesday afternoon.

Other candidates for the position included Richard Haddock, Rad Thomas, Jonathon Tipples and Meurig Raymond.

It is not yet clear if any further candidates were nominated from the floor at the meeting.

Council member Mr Paske, aged 53, is chairman of the NFU parliamentary, land use and environment committee. He also serves on the policy committee.

Mr Paske is married to Christine and has two children.

The election for the vice president post arose following the sudden death of Richard Watson Jones in July.

Mr Paskes term of office runs until February 2002.