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The North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara says the fight to allow people in the village of Stilton to name the cheese they produce after the village will continue.
He joined a meeting between villagers and the food minister, and described the discussions as very useful. There are now plans for future talks.
Villagers in Stilton near Peterborough have met the Farming Minister today, in their latest attempt to try and get permission to call the cheese they make there... Stilton.
Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara is backing their campaign saying it would boost jobs and tourism in the area.
The Stilton campaigners have since told ITV Anglia that Defra has agreed to work with them so that they can go through the process of submitting an application to Europe to make Stilton in Stilton.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper
Campaigners from Stilton in Cambridgeshire are taking their fight to the Government today to be allowed to make the cheese that bears the name of their village.
Under EU law, Stilton can only be made by a few dairies in the East Midlands, where it is believed to have originated.
The Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara is backing calls for a review of the decision.