Local MPs back 'Cumbria Day'

Hawkshead brewery and the beer hall Credit: ITV Border

Businesses from across Cumbria will be heading down to Westminster to take part in the first Cumbria Day.

It has been organised by the county's MPs who have put party politics to one side to promote Cumbria together.

The aim is show decision makers that there is more to Cumbria than the lakes and mountain which draw millions of visitors each year.

Cumbria Day takes place on February 13th at the Houses of Parliament.

The Cumbrian businesses and producers going down want to leave knowing that the country's decision makers have a better understanding about what Cumbria has to offer and it's economic needs.

They want to know that when future policy is being introduced the rurality and the needs that go alongside that are accommodated for.