Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has paid tribute to Anglesey’s NFU Cymru County Chair Brian Bown as he steps down from his role.
Brian, who runs Trewyn in Maenaddwyn, Llanerchymedd has been in post for three challenging years that have seen Brexit and the Covid pandemic.
Virginia and Brian have worked on these issues and on new legislation to protect livestock from attacks by dogs which Virginia has campaigned for in parliament.
Giving her thanks during a Zoom call to mark the event, Virginia said: “Brian has been a solid and reassuring presence for farmers across the island these last few years.
“Speaking for myself he has also been a tremendous support with wise words and encouragement and a good sense of humour that has been most welcome at times.
“Well known and liked across the island, I am sure he will remain very much involved in our farming community and in running his beautiful farm.
“I would like to thank him for his leadership during very challenging times. I would also like to wish his successor – once announced – all the best in what is an important role on Anglesey.”
Brian added: “It was good to welcome Virginia Crosbie MP to our county conference to outline her work on our behalf in Westminster.
“It is particularly refreshing to work with a Member of Parliament known to be hard working and approachable and who regularly engages with the farming community.”