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The main parties on Wildlife Management

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      The main parties have now launched their manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7th May. We bring you the main points from each one relating to a key part of our own manifesto – wildlife management. Read our own manifesto chapter on wildlife management here.  Conservative Implement 25 year strategy to…

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Labour clarifies position on gun licences

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Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Ahead of today’s launch of Labour’s Crime and Justice Manifesto Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, confirmed that a Labour Government would “end the police subsidy of gun licenses” (sic). This argument is not new and was made back in 2013 by Diana Johnson as Shadow Crime and Security…

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Political leaders outline their rural visions

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Ahead of the General Election on 7th May David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage and Leanne Wood have written for us, outlining their thoughts on the countryside and their plans for it. Read on for the articles, and please use our candidates e-lobby facility to lobby your candidates directly, asking them to back…

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Major review of UK digital communications

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes a major review of the UK’s digital communications markets, announced today (12 March) by Ofcom. Countryside Alliance head of policy Sarah Lee said: “This review is the first in a decade. The Alliance has long been concerned that the current market creates a communications monopoly which is not good for competition…

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2015 General Election Manifesto

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Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside’s case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading…

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