Our lobbying activity

To ensure the veterinary voice is heard around the UK, we provide briefings and information to parliamentarians and ministers in Westminster, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We work closely with our honorary associate member MPs, Peers, MSPs, MSs and MLAs. We also work with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) to lobby the European Commission and Parliament.

We launched manifestos for the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliamentary election and
Scottish Parliamentary election in May 2021, for the Northern Ireland Assembly election in May 2022, and for all political parties in UK/Westminster in December 2023.

To read our manifestos select the relevant section below.

BVA manifesto for animals, vets and planet 

We've launched our manifesto calling on all political parties to sign up to key pledges to enhance animal health and welfare, support the veterinary profession, and protect public health.

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