Over 70% of farmers would vote for a new farmers’ political party - survey

New research shows growing discontent in rural Ireland towards the mainstream political parties

The idea of a new Irish farmers’ party has been mooted on a number of occasions over recent years following the spectacular electoral success of the Farmer Citizen Party in the Netherlands in March. Picture: Mike Brown

Over 70 per cent of Irish farmers would vote for a new farmers’ party if one were formed, a new survey commissioned by the Irish Farmers Journal newspaper has found.

The findings come at a time when there is a growing perception in rural Ireland and farming communities that they are under attack by government due to the changes that have taken place in the state’s climate and environmental policies over recent years.

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