Simpson gives support to bees

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Upper Bann MP David Simpson has added his name to a growing list of MPs who are opposed to lifting of the ban on bee harming pesticides.

Mr Simpson took the pledge to oppose the lifting of the ban at a Parliamentary event, organised by 38 Degrees and Friends of the Earth.

MPs heard new evidence from scientists and from a Lincolnshire farmer who had stopped using these pesticides before the ban.

Speaking after the event, Mr Simpson said: “The message is loud and clear from people in Upper Bann: keep the ban on bee harming pesticides.

“I have listened to their concerns and I’ll be making my opposition very clear in parliament to any plan to lift the ban.”