MP talks post Brexit Britain with Mollington horse trainer
Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis, took time away from the hustle and bustle of Westminster to visit racehorse trainer Paul Webber at his yard in Mollington last week.
Nationally the racing industry is worth £3.5 billion and employs 17,500 full-time staff up. Smaller training establishments, such as Paul’s make up a key part of Banburyshire's rural economy.
Victoria met with stable staff and learnt about the steps taken to ensure the horse’s welfare.
Victoria said: “I have had an incredibly insightful morning with Paul and the team here at Mollington.
"It is clear the welfare of the horses is central to everything they do, and I look forward to reading the upcoming Horse Welfare Strategy report to see what the industry has planned.
She added: "We have had some important discussion regarding the challenges the industry faces. In particular we discussed the need for a long-term solution to the issue of transporting horses and employing foreign workers post Brexit.”