Andover's MP has met with farmers in Steventon, near Overton, to hear about the challenges they face including rural crime and food security problems that are present within the industry.

MP Kit Malthouse met with the farmers and has since spoken fondly of his visit and what he hopes to do next.

Speaking after the visit, he said: “It’s a little-known fact that my first job was as a shepherd on the North Yorkshire Moors, so I thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic morning visiting a farm in Steventon recently.

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"I met with local farmers and listened to their challenges on a wide range of issues such as food security, rural crime, and labour. I will make sure their voice continues to be heard inside government."

Mr Malthouse has now said that he hopes to make sure their voices are heard by the wider Government.