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The politics of veganism: You won’t believe these 5 UK MPs are vegan

The Politics Of Veganism- You Won’t Believe These 5 UK MPs Are Vegan
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1. Kerry McCarthy

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Labour MP for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy has been vegan for almost 30 years, and was the first vegan MP to assume a seat in the House of Commons. She’s responsible for instigating the Food Waste Reduction Bill in the UK, and is an active member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

2. Thangam Debbonaire

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Quite a recent convert to veganism, the flamboyantly-named Labour MP for Bristol West – and shadow minister for Culture, Media and Sport – decided to ditch animals products after attending Vegfest Bristol in 2017. Catch her at Vegfest in Bristol in May where she’ll be appearing as a guest speaker.

3. Chris Williamson

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The Labour MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson has been fully vegan for over 40 years. Citing his reasons for ditching dairy and all animal products in the 1970s because of animal welfare, he’s an advocator for the Great Vegan Challenge each November and actively campaigns for people to review their diet and lifestyle.

4. Darren Jones

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Another Labour politician, this young MP represents Bristol North West and is especially known in parliament for his concern regarding animal welfare in a post-Brexit Britain. You can see him at Bristol Vegfest this spring too.

5. Christina Rees

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So committed to her vegan lifestyle is the Labour MP for Neath in Wales, Rees sponsored the Vegan Society’s 25th-anniversary trademark celebration event in Westminster itself.

Got any thoughts on the names we’ve listed? Or do you know of any other British politicians who are vegan? Leave us a comment in the thread below.

Published by Anu Kondal

Anu Kondal is a digital writer at Totally Vegan Buzz. Anu specialises in informative articles about vegan food, drink and general plant-based knowledge. Anu is an accomplished researcher and educational writer and is an expert on vegan trivia.

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