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Hunting ban supported by Tory MPs and Brian May

There is an upcoming vote on overturning the hunting ban. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA

A group of Conservatives are campaigning against lifting the ban on foxhunting.

It's thought around 40 Tory MPs are backing "Team Fox" ahead of a free vote on overturning the 10-year old ban. They include the new MP for Torbay, Kevin Foster.

The group is supported by rock star and animal rights campaigner Brian May.

Queen's Brian May on the campaign trail in Cornwall

The Queen guitarist says Lib Dem politician Andrew George meets the standards of his Common Decency movement. Credit: ITV West Country

Queen guitarist Brian May is due at a rally in Penzance just after midday to support Liberal Democrat Andrew George's election campaign.

Dr May says the politician meets the standards of his Common Decency movement, which is backing candidates that work for peace, social justice and wildlife.

And with just three weeks to go to the General Election, two more Conservative Party big hitters will also visit the region.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be in Cornwall today, and Home Secretary Theresa May will be visiting Devon and Cornwall on Saturday. The party has targeted the South West as the place to gain seats if they want to win the election.

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Brian May to visit "Camp Badger" in Somerset

Queen guitarist Brian May during a Wounded Badger Patrol in 2013 Credit: PA

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

Queen guitarist Brian May has campaigned extensively against the cull and he'll be visiting Camp Badger, which has been set up by anti-cull protesters near Williton in Somerset.

West Somerset is one of the locations for the trial cull, with West Gloucestershire, which he visited yesterday.

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 to speak at 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.

Badger protest to be held in Taunton today

TeamBadger is holding a protest in Taunton town centre today. Its members are campaigning against the hugely controversial badger cull planned in Somerset and Gloucestershire this summer - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle.

The protestors will be handing out leaflets and encouraging the public to sign a government petition against the cull, created by the Queen guitarist Brian May.

Devon MP Warns Celebrities Over Badger Cull Protest

A Devon MP has warned celebrities who've protested against the badger cull to be aware of the possible impact on the farming community. Totnes Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston says support from famous people could lead to attacks on farmers.

The musician Brian May is one of those fighting the trial badger cull in West Somerset and Gloucestershire. It's due to start this autumn.