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Conservative candidate Claire-Louise Leyland to vote against foxhunting if she becomes an MP

Theresa May is in favour of hunts and wants a vote in parliament on bringing them back

11 May, 2017 — By Richard Osley

CONSERVATIVE Claire-Louise Leyland will vote against foxhunting if she becomes an MP next month.

The New Journal asked her view on the issue after Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she was in favour of hunts and that there would be a free vote in the next parliament if her party forms the government.

“I’m against fox-hunting,” Ms Leyland said. “I understand there are complexities around the issue for people who live in the country which may not be immediately apparent to someone who lives in an urban area, but, no, I would vote against it in a free vote. On an emotive issue like that you have to decide on your own conscience.”

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