North Herefordshire Parliamentary Candidate - Jeanie Falconer

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ABOUT JEANIE

Jeanie Falconer lives in Bishops Frome, near Bromyard with her family, and runs a farm and vineyard producing wine, cider and brandy.

She spent much of her career as a senior consultant in European public affairs, living in London and Brussels, advising businesses on EU policymaking and legislative processes.

Jeanie married and spent several years in Paris where Ian was working. They returned with their young family to Herefordshire, where Ian had grown up and spent many summers working on hop farms in his youth. Jeanie, ready for a new challenge, took on the vineyard.

Through running a rural business in North Herefordshire, she knows very well the issues affecting people living and working here.

COMMITMENT TO NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE

In North Herefordshire, we are diverse and inventive but our public services are struggling badly. We must reform rural funding.

I sell my wine locally and at food festivals such as Ludlow and Abergavenny, alongside other small producers. I love the huge range of people, passionate about their specialist thing; whether it is cheese, scotch eggs or chocolate.

It is a real sign of the dynamism and inventiveness of the people in our county.

Farming is a mainstay; I recognise the essential job those in farming do to put food on the table, enhance the environment and sustain our communities.

We have world class businesses, both large and small, employing many local people - ranging from engineering and renewable energy to international book dealers, as well as the many excellent food and drink producers!

Herefordshire is a beautiful and friendly county, but we have all seen our roads, health and other public services suffer from underfunding. We need a fairer funding system to enable our communities and businesses to thrive.

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POLITICAL EXPERIENCE 

  • Candidate in 1994 European election for Wiltshire and Bath. Achieved 30.6% across 7 parliamentary constituencies. Tories won with 34.9%

  • Grew up in a Liberal house; actively involved in my father's council, Westminster and EP campaigns.

  • European work involved campaigns bringing together those with mutual interests across the institutions and Member States.

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