MATT Western, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Warwick and Leamington, has blasted the Conservatives as ‘out of touch’ for wanting to bring back fox hunting.
Mr Western said despite the polls showing that the public do not want a return to fox hunting, the Prime Minister had revealed she intended to lift the ban.
He added The Labour Party had banned blood sports in 1999 and implemented the Hunting Act in 2004, but Theresa May would reverse the ban on fox hunting by holding a free vote on repealing the Act.
He said: “It’s a warped sense of priorities when Theresa May thinks the return of fox hunting is something the majority of people in this country would support.
“It is absolutely clear that the British public do not want to see a return to hunting with hounds. Voters in Warwick and Leamington want their elected politicians to concentrate on important issues like healthcare, public safety and jobs – not on bringing back cruel blood sports.
“It just shows how utterly out of touch the Tories are that this is their priority. Only Labour can be trusted to fight for working people on the issues that matter. I’m asking everyone in Warwick and Leamington to sign Labour’s petition against bringing back fox hunting and send a clear message to the Tories.”