Virginia Crosbie MP to host gala for Anglesey Agricultural Society

YNYS Môn MP Virginia Crosbie will host the Australian High Commissioner at a gala dinner on the island next month in aid of the Anglesey Agricultural Society.

Mrs Crosbie invited His Excellency, The Honorable George Brandis QC, to Anglesey following the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the UK.

Mr. Brandis will be on the island on February 8 at Braids Bistro at Holyhead Golf Club.

The event is a celebration of the UK’s commercial and historic links with Australia and the dinner will highlight the best produce Wales has to offer.

There will be a raffle and auction with all proceeds going to the society.

Ms Crosbie said: ‘This is a really important night for the island as we welcome such an important figure as Australia’s top diplomat to the UK.

“He will meet local farmers and businesses and taste the best products.

“He will also feel the desire we have here in Wales for ever closer ties with such a good friend and ally.

“I’m really looking forward to the party. It’s a special occasion and it shows that Anglesey can play a role in international relations.”

According to the Department for International Trade, the UK-Australia trade deal could boost Wales’ economy by around £60million.

Welsh farmers will benefit from opportunities to sell their produce in Australia, and Welsh manufacturers could benefit from new sourcing opportunities and better trade mobility arrangements.

Lana T. Arthur