Ministerial role

Minister of State

Responsibilities

Current role holder: George Eustice MP

George Eustice was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 25 July 2019.

He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) from 11 May 2015 to 28 February 2019. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth in 2010.

Political career

George served on the EFRA Select Committee from 2010.

Career outside politics

Coming from a farming background, his family still run a fruit farm, restaurant and farm shop in Cornwall where they also have a herd of South Devon cattle and the country’s oldest herd of the rare breed of pig, the British Lop. The family have shown a keen interest in educating children about farming and have opened their farm to 3000 schoolchildren a year.

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