David Cameron’s desire to overturn the fox hunting ban is doomed due to a record number of Conservative MPs who would reject such a move.
Home Office minister James Brokenshire, and Caroline Dinenage, equalities minister, are among those who would rebel against any attempt to repeal the Hunting Act. They are joined by the likes of Robert Halfon, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and Grant Shapps, the party’s former co-chairman.
Around 70 Conservative MPs have indicated that they will vote against a repeal of the hunting ban, which means that any attempted vote would fail, according to a new analysis by the League Against Cruel Sports (Lacs). In contrast, just six Conservative MPs supported the Hunting Act when it was brought in 11 years ago.
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