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Monday, 7 October 2013

Benyon out Eustace in!

As was his predecessor Jonathon Shaw, tory MP Richard Benyon will no longer be harangued by local fisherman like Mick Mahon (R) on the thorny subject of haddock quotas and discards!

Fisheries minister Richard Benyon tweeted earlier today after his demise as and removal to the back-benches in David Cameron's Cabinet re-shuffle. 

Cornish born George Eustace, parliamentary representative for Camborne and Redruth and a former UKIP candidate will take over the helm.

Mr Eustice, MP for Camborne and Redruth, is the son of West Cornwall strawberry farmers, and his promotion from the backbenches will mean playing a key role is shaping argiculture and fishing policy.

A former member of Praze Young Farmers near Camborne, the 42-year-old replaces Richard Benyon. Mr Eustice, a former Press secretary to David Cameron, is a former director of Trevaskis Farm at Gwinear, near Hayle. He will be responsible for fisheries, floods, biodiversity and land management. 

Dan Rogerson, Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall, has also been given a ministerial post in Defra. 

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