Post-Brexit trade deal with Mongolia opens KFCs to UK farmers
Ranil Jayawardena has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the first cabinet of new British Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Jayawardena, who replaces George Eustice, entered the House of Commons as MP for Northeast Hampshire in 2015.
He previously served as Minister for International Trade, from May 2020 to September 2022, working for Liz Truss before she became Foreign Secretary.
In August he celebrated a new post-Brexit trade deal with Mongolia that gave British farmers access to a “£10m market”.
According to Jayawardena, it has also allowed them to supply chicken to KFC outlets across the country, of which there are 11.
To put that into context, most major cities in the UK have more than that, with Leeds having the most (16), followed by Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield, all of which are home to 14.
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