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Cumbria Day to showcase best of the county to MPs

Published on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Categorised under: Work , Business, Cumbria, Events, Investment

Cumbrian MPs will promote the county’s businesses in Parliament next month.

Conservatives John Stevenson and Rory Stewart will be joined by their Labour counterparts Sue Hayman, Jamie Reed and John Woodcock, as well as Liberal Democrat Tim Farron, when they celebrate Cumbria Day in Parliament on December 6.

The event will be sponsored by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is intended to showcase the county's businesses to Parliamentarians across the UK.

Choose Cumbria will be attending the event to promote the wide range of career opportunities on offer in the county and the significant investment coming to Cumbria over the next decade.

Jamie Reed, Copeland’s Labour MP, said: “I am delighted to be working with colleagues to host Cumbria Day in Parliament.

“I am incredibly proud of the excellent businesses and produce that we have here in Cumbria and I look forward to showcasing them to colleagues in December.

“Cumbrian businesses work hard all year round to support the Cumbrian economy and many were affected by devastating floods last winter.

“I am pleased to be able to facilitate this important national networking opportunity.”

Each MP has nominated three businesses to represent their constituency.

Among those attending are Carlisle-based Calder Foods, Lakes and Lambs from Penrith, Carvetti Coffee at Embleton near Cockermouth, and Barrow-based Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream.

The event was first held in 2013, organised by former Workington MP Tony Cunningham in partnership with Cumbria Tourism and Taste Cumbria.

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