Norwich South Conservative at odds with prime minister

The West Norfolk Foxhounds' Boxing Day meet at Raynham Hall, near Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop

The West Norfolk Foxhounds' Boxing Day meet at Raynham Hall, near Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Conservative candidate Lana Hempsall would vote against Government proposals to lift the ban on fox hunting if elected.

The Norwich South general election hopeful said: 'I have found the inclusion of the policy on fox hunting in the manifesto difficult to explain on the doorstep.

'As it stands without any further information about the plans or the current legislation I would use a free vote to oppose lifting the ban. But I would want to learn more about the plan, of course.

'There are other complicated proposals in the manifesto like social care for example that I have been able to explain to people while canvassing. I think people understand that we need to tackle this issue sooner rather than later.'

Mrs Hempsall's stance puts her directly at odds with prime minister Theresa May who, despite pressure, honoured a previous commitment to allow a free vote. It was also included in the 2010 and 2015 manifestos.


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The other candidates standing in Norwich South are: Richard Bearman (Green), Clive Lewis (Labour), James Wright (Liberal Democrat).

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