Former NFU president Minette Batters honoured with peerage 

The former NFU president Minette Batters has been granted a life peerage following the dissolution of parliament. 

Former NFU president Minette Batters has been granted a life peerage following dissolution of parliament. She has now been made a baroness.
Former NFU president Minette Batters has been made a baroness, photo by NFU.

Mrs Batters, who has just been made a baroness, served as an NFU officeholder for ten years. 

She was made NFU deputy president in 2014 and then president in 2018 until she stepped down in February 2024. 

Mrs Batters was made a deputy lieutenant to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2021 and has now been made a baroness following her nomination. 

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Tenacious campaigner for farming sector 

NFU president Tom Bradshaw said: “I would also like to offer, on behalf of the whole NFU family, my huge congratulations to our former president, Minette Batters, who will shortly be appointed as a crossbench member of the House of Lords. 

“I know she will continue to be a tenacious campaigner for our sector from the red benches.” 

Mrs Minette will sit as a cross-bench peer after she has been sworn into the House of Lords. 

Crossbench peers are non-party political and, by tradition, sit on the benches that cross the chamber of the House of Lords. 

Former Defra secretary Therese Coffey has also been honoured with a damehood. 

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