I met with Barry Rowland, the Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government and two Island Council Members. The Falkland Islands are a British overseas territory with a population of around 2,500 people. They have internal self-governance, and the UK takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs.
Despite the ongoing territorial dispute with Argentina, the Falkland Islands economy continues to grow due to strong agricultural and fishing sectors. During the meeting we discussed the effect of Brexit on their fish exports to Spain and reaffirmed the Labour Party’s commitment to maintain strong ties with the islands.