"I have received almost 300 emails and letters from Bishop Auckland Constituents about the recent proposal to repeal the Hunting Act. A recent IPSOS MORI survey showed that 80% of people support the ban and my mailbox reflects this view.
“The vast majority of the British public support the ban. I believe that we have a duty to treat animals with compassion and that they should not suffer unnecessarily. I will therefore continue to oppose any attempt to repeal or relax the Hunting Act.”