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Political parties pledge support for shooting

All four of the UK’s major political parties have expressed support for the shooting sports and their importance to the British rural economy. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) attended each of the party conferences this autumn, sponsoring

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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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LACS vice-president appointed to shadow cabinet

A prominent member of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has been appointed as shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs. Kerry McCarthy, a self-professed anti, joins Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour shadow cabinet. BASC commented on the appointment: “Ms McCarthy

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Hunting vote postponed after SNP opposition

The SNP group at Westminster will vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales

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Fees still in the spotlight

The Labour Party may further increase licensing fees

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Get political: a shooting policy guide

GTN takes a look at what the major political parties have said about shooting as we approach the election

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Green Party policies threaten British countryside, BASC warns

The Green Party pledges to ban all forms of hunting animals for sport

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Election fever hits shooting

Keep politics out of shooting? No chance. James Marchington says we’ll get dragged into electioneering one way or another, so we’d better be ready for it

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