Rural Economy and Tourism

Supporting farming, tourism, the high street, jobs and our rural economy. Campaigning for West Dorset to have its fair share of funding.


My view on the Agriculture Bill

As the only new Member of Parliament who lives on a farm, I offer my view on the Agriculture Bill as a tenant beef farmer’s son; who has lived and breathed rural West Dorset farming for most of my life – including during the very difficult ups and downs of the 1990s.

Supporting jobs and helicopter production at Leonardo

Chris Loder challenged the Government in the House of Commons on 21st September 2020, over redundancies announced the previous week at the Yeovil-based helicopter factory, Leonardo; and asked what the Government is doing to support the domestic production of  helicopters.

Defending the rights of small dairy farmers

In a Press Release today, Chris Loder MP appeals to farmers to get in touch if supermarkets are abusing their power

Government to protect small dairy farmers from predatory supermarkets

My speech on the Fisheries Bill

In Westminster, I returned to Parliament after recess on 1st September, with an immediate focus on the Fisheries Bill in which I was called to speak.

Tax cut promise for working people in West Dorset

A Conservative majority Government will cut taxes for millions of working people on low and middle incomes, the Prime Minister has announced. Chris Loder, West Dorset candidate, said: