Helen Whately MP
Helen Whately is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fruit and Vegetable Farmers. Her constituency, Faversham and Mid Kent, is one of the most productive horticultural constituencies in the country – with more horticulture NFU members than almost anywhere else. Since her election to Parliament, Helen has been a vocal advocate for growers in her patch – campaigning passionately for a new seasonal workers scheme, for increases to the accommodation offset and for public services in the UK to use more British fruit and vegetables. In October 2016 she established the All Party Group for Fruit and Vegetable Farmers to amplify the cross-party voice of MPs with an interest in horticulture. Since April she has been Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party.