Amongst a very positive Conservative Party Manifesto, I was disappointed to see that it included a free vote on fox hunting.

This was discussed in Parliament in 2015 and at that time I made my position very clear. I do not agree with either repealing this or any modification of the Hunting Act 2004. I was not alone in that view and I told the government that I would not support any proposals to change the law.

I remain of that opinion. If I am re-elected and this comes before Parliament again I will vote against.

I think that many (if not most) MPs share my view and I do not believe any proposed changes to the current Act would be successful.