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Farm workers protest at MP's surgery in Frome

Farming Minister and Somerton & Frome MP David Heath Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Farm workers are staging another protest this morning outside the Frome surgery of local MP and Farming Minister David Heath. Members of the Unite union are angry at plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board, which sets rates of pay and conditions for farm workers.

Unite says there are 26,000 agricultural workers in the South West, with 1,000 working in Mr Heath's constituency. The union held a similar protest last month.