NFU president elected for fourth term

NATIONAL Farmers’ Union (NFU)president Peter Kendall has been re-elected for a fourth term after an almost unanimous vote from Council members at the NFU Conference 2012 today.

Voting also saw Meurig Raymond remain as Deputy President, to serve his fourth term, while Adam Quinney was elected as Vice President. The team will serve the NFU for two years.

Mr Kendall said: “First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gwyn Jones for his enormous amount of work and dedication over the last two years as Vice President, following six years of really constructive work as dairy board chairman. I would like to congratulate Adam on his new role and welcome him to the NFU officeholder team. There is no doubt that he will relish the opportunity to tackle the challenges that come with such an important position.

“For me, it is an enormous privilege to be re-elected as President with such resounding support from Council. No-one at our Conference can have failed to have grasped the size of the challenge facing us over the next decade as we keep the need for increasing food production at the top of the agenda. That’s what I’m committed to doing and I thank Council for giving me the opportunity.”

Mr Kendall received 85 out of 86 votes as part of the elections. The NFU Conference 2012 has been taking place over two days at the Birmingham ICC.