The election results and the countryside

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There is a theory that says the first polls of an election are the best indicator of the final result, and that all the noise and effort of the campaign make next to no difference. You will not hear many people promoting that theory this week. Today’s election…

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Hunt to protect hens – letter in the Telegraph

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The Daily Telegraph published a letter on 7th June 2017 entitled “Hunt to protect hens”. The letter expresses the practical impacts of the Hunting Act and will be of interest to everyone who loves the countryside. SIR We live in a tiny hamlet in North Yorkshire, and the Zetland Hunt kennels are in the next…

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Jim Barrington on Conservative Home: Why advocates of the Hunting Act are running scared of repeal

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Jim Barrington is a former Executive Director of the League Against Cruel Sports. He is now an animal welfare consultant to Countryside Alliance, Council of Hunting Associations and the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group. He has written for Conservative Home on the hunting issue, beginning: “The sight of John Prescott, with his leader Jeremy…

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Labour Party Manifesto – rural policies

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The Labour Party has launched its Manifesto (16th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election…

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Conservative Party Manifesto – rural policies

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The Conservative Party has released its Manifesto (18th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election the country, and…

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Jim Barrington on believing facts not propaganda on hunting

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Countryside Alliance Animal Welfare consultant Jim Barrington (pictured) has blogged his thoughts on the recent developments in the hunting debate. In “The hunt for votes” Jim looks at the way the animal rights lobby will seek to exert influence using anti-hunt propaganda in this election, and the fact that the propaganda doesn’t affect electoral outcomes….

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Brian May isn’t rocking the hunting vote

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Yesterday the Conservative manifesto was published and, as Theresa May had promised, it contained a commitment to “a free vote, on a government bill in government time, to give parliament the opportunity to decide the future of the Hunting Act”. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also published their manifestos this week and you can…

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Conservatives make manifesto commitment to a vote on Hunting Act

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The Countryside Alliance’s political team has created this brief of the rural pledges contained in the newly launched of the Conservative Party Manifesto in Halifax. On hunting, the Prime Minister has today confirmed (18th May) that any government she leads after 8th June’s General Election will ‘Grant a free vote, on a government bill in government…

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