Election 2015

Food industry Twitter posts: fear, favour and fun

By Laurence Gibbons contact

- Last updated on GMT

The food industry took to Twitter to share their views on the General Election result
The food industry took to Twitter to share their views on the General Election result

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The food and drink industry has come out in its droves to share its thoughts on the General Election on Twitter.

Many were left questioning what impact the Conservatives’ win will have for the sector. While others just took to the social media site to rub salt in the wounds of Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband have both quit their roles, after see their parties concede stunning losses to the Conservatives and Scottish Nationalist Party.

Quit their roles

The fate was worse for UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who failed to even win his seat in Thanet South. Farage has also stood down from his role as UKIP leader.

Other Tweet posts warned about the impact on the UK’s EU membership while one tweet pointed out the similarity between the new political map of the UK and Maggie Simpson, cartoon character from The Simpsons.

For those of you who are disappointed by the outcome of the election, or have simply had enough of it, you might find some solace in the final monster tweet at the bottom of this article.

We begin our selection from Twitter with Provision Trade Federation boss Terry Jones who questioned if the Tory victory could signal the end of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Former Iceland, Booker and Wickes ceo Bill Grimsey feared the impact the result would have on the UK’s membership of the EU and the National Health Service.

Grimsey tweeted it was now time for a “shake-up”​ of the Labour party.

But, md of retail analyst Conlumino Neil Saunders was not so full of praise for Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who lost his seat as MP for Morley & Outwood.

Alastair Needler, md of food manufacturing equipment cleaning supplier Needlers, said it was a “good result”.

Former Food Manufacturing Personality of the Year Jimmy Doherty mocked the state of the UK for looking like Maggie Simpson.

Fairshare’s James Murray tweeted about the rise of the Greens.

Grocery think-tank IGD’s chief economist James Walton bragged he was off the bookmakers Ladbrokes to collect on a two-year bet.

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