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Local MP visits snail farm in Aylesbury

MP David Lidington with Sophie Wharton, the owner of the snail farm Credit: Member of Parliament for Aylesvury

Local MP David Lidington visited what is thought to be the last remaining snail farm in the UK.

Sophie Wharton, the owner of Aylesbury Escargots, told the MP what is involved with farming snails.

Mr Lidington said, "Having never visited a snail farm before, this was an entirely new experience and it was fascinating to visit Aylesbury Escargots to learn about the snail farming process as well as their plans for the future."

Aylesbury Escargots supplies a large number of chefs throughout the UK, especially those in London, as well as getting enquiries from European countries.