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Flying the flag for Derbyshire food in Westminster!

This week in Parliament, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins was delighted to welcome a group of local food and drink producers to food fair promoting the culinary delights of Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Food and Drink Day was hosted in the Houses of Parliament by a cross-party group of Derbyshire MPs.

Represented at the event were large local firms such as Thorntons and independent suppliers producing unique products such as the original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Also present were Chesterfield’s very own Cheese Factor (based in the Market Hall) and the Brampton Brewery.

Visitors to the food fair included speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow.

Toby Perkins said:

“I was delighted to welcome so many local producers to Westminster and have the opportunity to show off the fantastic culinary delights of

“With the growth of the slow food movement and increasing interest in locally-sourced produce, purveyors of distinctive high-quality Derbyshire cuisine are well placed to do well in a growing sector.”Derbyshire to the rest of Parliament.  It was a fantastic platform to promote not only our local businesses, but our county as a whole.




Toby and Natascha Engel, the MP for the neighbouring North East Derbyshire constituency, also proudly flew the Derbyshire flag on the door of the office they share in Westminster to mark the day.




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