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Rock star Brian May campaigns for 'Common Decency' in the West

Brian May talks to Ian and Kylie about his mission.

Brian May, Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, badger cull activist, has been on the campaign trail in the West. But he's for people, not politics.

The 67-year-old rock legend has been trying to convince people to use their vote - but in a way that he says would makes democracy work for us all. His Common Decency campaign says voting should be about individual politicians, rather than party politics.

He popped into the studio yesterday to explain how it works...

Brian May to visit Somerset to protest against badger cull

Brian May will visit Somerset today Credit: ITV News

One of leading opponents of the badger cull is in Somerset today.

Brian May has campaigned extensively against the cull and he'll be visiting Camp Badger, which has been set up by anti-cull protestors near Williton in Somerset. West Somerset is one of the locations for the cull.

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Brian May visits Gloucestershire to protest against badger culls

Brian May visits Gloucestershire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

Brian May is visiting Gloucestershire today to protest against the pilot badger culls.

The Queen guitarist - who has long spoken out against the culls - will also travel to Somerset tomorrow to meet with protesters there.

Brian May to meet badger cull protesters

Brian May will meet anti-cull protesters in Gloucestershire later Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The singer Brian May, one of the leading opponents of the badger cull, is due to meet protesters in Gloucestershire later.

The trial cull, aimed at controlling the spread of TB in cattle, is underway in Somerset and is widely believed to have started in West Gloucestershire. Mr May will also meet people living near the cull zone to discuss their views on the operation.

Brian May to address Taunton badger cull meeting

Brian May in Bristol protesting against the badger cull, 2012. Credit: PA

The Queen guitarist Brian May will address a public meeting in Taunton tonight about the planned badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The cull - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle - is due to start in two months' time.

Brian May has been one of the cull's most prominent opponents. He has created an e-petition urging the government to abandon it.

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