Election 2010: Farmers watching 30 key seats

Farmers and growers need to watch 30 agriculturally important seats as election night unfolds.

The NFU has identified 30 crucial marginal constituencies across England and Wales as ones to watch.

They either have farmers standing as candidates, have candidates who may influence the farming agenda or are constituencies where the farming vote could influence the outcome.

The Farmers Weekly team will be providing a running commentary on these seats, as well as other issues of key concern to rural voters, as the night proceeds.

We will be joined by NFU experts who will be tweeting about key developments in the race to Number 10.

You can add your own comments and thoughts on the forums, by writing in the box at the bottom of the live web chat stream (below) or by tweeting using #farmelection.

The NFU’s 30 to watch are:

Arundel and South Downs; Brecon andRadnorshire; Brigg and Goole; Brighton Pavilion; Broadland; Buckingham; SouthEast Cambridgeshire; Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire; Chippenham;Copeland; Gedling; Grantham and Stamford; Leeds Central; Ludlow; MeirionnyddDwyfor; Newbury; Mid-Norfolk; Penrith and The Border; Poplar and Limehouse;Richmond Park; Selby and Ainsty; Somerton and Frome; Stafford; StaffordshireMoorlands; Stroud; Tiverton and Honiton; Torridge and West Devon; Waveney;Westmorland and Lonsdale; York Outer.

For more on the election see our special report page.

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