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The Liberal Democrats were right to place the economy at the heart of its manifesto, according to CBI (Flickr/Liberal Democrats)

Election 2017

Manufacturing sector reacts to Lib Dems’ manifesto

By Matt Atherton

The Liberal Democrats were right to place the future of the economy at the forefront of its general election manifesto, but included policies that would discourage investment, according to business leaders.

Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary

Election exclusive

What a Lib Dem victory would mean for food manufacturing

By Susan Kramer

Our food is an emotive subjective for the British, our drink even more so, writes Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary. If you want to evoke that feeling of ‘being home’ in a Brit, talk to them about beer, tea, or roast dinners. 

The food and drink sector reacts to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's pledges (Flickr/Chatham House)

Election 2017

Food and drink sector reacts to Labour’s manifesto

By Matt Atherton

The Labour Party’s manifesto for June’s general election has been broadly welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), while other industry responses were more mixed.

BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper claimed to be suspended from the Labour party

Bakers union boss suspended from Labour Party

By Matt Atherton

The Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) general secretary Ronnie Draper has been suspended from voting in the Labour leadership election, despite being a member of the party for most of his life, he claimed.

Food and drink would ‘prefer’ a Conservative government – expert

Election 2015

Food industry ‘better’ with Conservatives: expert

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drink manufacturers would be disadvantaged by a Labour coalition with the Scottish National Party (SNP) and would instead prefer another Conservative government, according to a leading analyst.

Business leaders gave a mixed reaction to Labour's manifesto

Election 2015

Labour plans draw mixed reaction from business

By Michael Stones

Business leaders have given a mixed response to Labour’s manifesto published on Monday (April 13), with praise for its commitment to EU membership but criticism of its curb on zero-hours contracts.

Huw Irranca-Davies: food manufacturers should share research results

Labour Party Conference

Food manufacturers should share research: Shadow DEFRA minister

By Gary Scattergood

The food and drink industry received its fair share of attention - and plaudits - at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester this week. It was held up as rare success story in tricky economic times by shadow secretary of state for the Department for...


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