A minister from the department for environment, farming and rural affairs (DEFRA) has visited Cumbria and met local farmers. 

Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and parliamentary under-secretary of state for growth and rural affairs also met with Carlisle MP, John Stevenson and Workington MP, Mark Jenkinson as part of his visit to the county. 

The minister visited a local farm and took questions from the assembled crowd about government policy and the future of farming under the conservatives. 

Carlisle MP John Stevenson said in a social media post: "Delighted to welcome Robbie Moore MP, Minister of State at DEFRA, to Carlisle to meet with local farmers and NFU members.

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"Great farm tour and question and answer session and a fantastic opportunity to put forward views and recommendations on current government policies."

Mr Moore's visit comes ahead of the general election which prime minister, Rishi Sunak, said he would call in 2024. 

The date for the election has yet to be announced and is the subject of much scrutiny.