Kerry McCarthy MP

Kerry McCarthy MP

Vegan MP

Kerry was first elected Labour MP for Bristol East in 2005. She is a member of the Environmental Audit Committee and Chair of the Agroecology and Food Waste All-Party Parliamentary Groups. She previously served as Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Sep 2015 – June 2016). Kerry was the first vegan MP in the House of Commons and has been a vegan for more than 25 years, having been a vegetarian for 10 years prior to that. She is an officer of the APPG on Vegetarianism and Veganism.


Panel Discussion - The Welfare Myth

With Britain about to Brexit, the government is racking up its welfare claims with the myth that somehow animals are treated better in this country. Our panellists will look in more detail at the humane myth and how that impacts on the future of British farming.
Hosted by Tim Barford

Workshops & Panels (SAT) full timetable


The Rise of Veganism: More than just a Trend?

How do we ensure that being vegan is not just seen as a personal ‘lifestyle choice’, but as an ethical stance that deserves respect, not ridicule? And what impact, if any, will this have on Government policies?

The Vegan Academy full timetable