Cumbria’s six Members of Parliament; Jamie Reed, Tim Farron, John Stevenson, John Woodcock, Rory Stewart and Sue Hayman have joined forces to host a Parliamentary event to showcase Cumbrian business and produce.
The event, known as ‘Cumbria Day’ will be held in Parliament on 6th December and will be sponsored by the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. The event will be an opportunity, not only to showcase Cumbria to Parliamentarians from across the UK, but also for Cumbrian business to benefit from important networking opportunities on a national level.
Each MP has nominated three businesses to represent their constituency on the day. Attendees include The Lakes Distillery from Copeland, Grasmere Gingerbread from Westmoreland and Lonsdale, Carvetti Coffee from Workington, Lakes and Lambs from Penrith and the Border, Calder Foods Ltd from Carlisle and Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream from Barrow in Furness.
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed 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.”