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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.


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...

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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