Sunday 24 December 2017 / 10:43 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Tories forced into fox hunting U-turn – Sue Hayman

Sue
Hayman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
, commenting on a Tory U-turn on
fox hunting, said:

“After
backing fox hunting at the last election and promising a free vote in the Tory
manifesto Theresa May has been forced to U-turn on this cruel policy. Under
pressure from Labour, the Conservatives are finally rethinking their abysmal
record on animal welfare. 

“The
government must now move to halt their poorly regulated and unscientific badger
cull across England.

“The
Tories have taken rural areas for granted. While they continue to focus on fox
hunting, rural poverty remains a huge issue and infrastructure and services in
rural areas have been run into the ground.

“It’s time
this Government started taking action to tackle the real issues facing rural
communities.”