Prime Minister David Cameron tucked into a Cranstons Pork Pie at ‘Cumbria Day’ on Wednesday 13th February, held at Westminster.
The event showcased the best of the county’s food and drink to MPs and Lords. Dozens of food and drink producers took part along with representatives from the tourism, farming, and industry sectors.
Also in attendance were six Cumbrian MPs, including Rory Stewart (Penrith and the Borders) and Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale).
The PM stopped to talk to Cranstons Sales Manager John Cowen whilst on his tour of the producers’ stands. John Cowen said, ‘Cumbria Day was a great opportunity for Cumbrian producers to show the excellent quality we’re known for. Considering the current horsemeat scandal it’s especially important for quality local butchers such as ourselves to emphasise the fact that we work with local farmers and businesses to make sure customers can have full confidence in where their meat is coming from.
‘David Cameron tried one of our Black Pudding Dinky Pork Pies which I kept back specially. It went down well, proving that the PM has good taste!’
Cumbria day was a great success, highlighting the county’s fine food and drink and garnering much publicity for the producers involved. The picture of David Cameron eating the pork pie was featured on the front page of the Daily Telegraph, and ‘#cumbriaday’ trended on Twitter, further raising the profile of the event.