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Bacon makes sure ‘the ties have it’ for Ministers

Richard Bacon MPSouth Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has presented the Prime Minister, the Chancellor, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the Environment Secretary with colourful farm-themed ties from Norfolk-based agricultural cooperative, Anglia Farmers.

Mr Bacon made the gesture after news website the Huffington Post championed the South Norfolk MP’s neckware during Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month.  The website judged the ties worn by the Government front-bench to be both “bland” and “boring” in comparison.   

Mr Bacon said: “I am very proud of my Anglia Farmers tie.  It trumpets my support for Britain’s farmers and reflects my fondness for Norfolk.  It also serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of farming in all sorts of situations, from village primary schools to the voting lobbies in Westminster. 

“I’m very grateful to Anglia Farmers Managing Director Clarke Willis, who was only too happy to provide ties for my front-bench colleagues and even a spare tie for me!”

Anglia Farmers’ Chief Executive Clarke Willis said: “The AF ties have become a talking point.  We are delighted that so many people are wearing them to show their support for agriculture and the important role it has in the economy and community.”

28 December 2012