General Election 2017

The CLA represents members interests both in Parliament and in Government Departments to ensure that landowners and rural business owners concerns are heard at all levels of the decision making process.

Check back here for regular updates and insights on this year's election - click to read more.

CLA manifesto analysis (19 May)

The CLA has analysed the manifestos and produced a summary of what they mean for rural areas.

Conservative Manifesto launched (19 May)

Yesterday (18 May) the Conservatives launched their election manifesto - read on for analysis. 

Liberal Democrat manifesto launched (17 May)

Today (17 May) the Liberal Democrats have launched their election manifesto - read on for how it affects the countryside.

Find your candidates (17 May)

3303 candidates are standing for election to Parliament on 8 June with the numbers and parties varying across each constituency.

Labour manifesto launched (16 May)

The Labour party released their manifesto in full - read on for the need to know on how it affects rural areas.

Labour party manifesto leaked (11 May)

A draft of the Labour Party’s manifesto for the upcoming General Election was leaked ahead of its official launch.

Conservatives pledge free vote on repeal of the Hunting Act (10 May)

Conservative Leader and Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the Conservative Manifesto will contain a commitment to offering MPs a free vote on lifting the ban of hunting with dogs in the next Parliament.

CLA sets out rural priorities (2 May)

Securing resilience in farming while protecting the environment and ending the digital divide are the challenges that the next government must address if they are to deliver for the countryside. 

How to engage in the General Election Campaign (2 May)

Although the snap General Election called by the Prime Minister comes with a shorter campaigning period than normal there will still be plenty of opportunities to engage with those seeking your vote on 8 June. The CLA External Affairs Team offers some tips on how to engage with candidates in your constituency.