Prime minister David Cameron and the Conservative party weren’t the only ones celebrating a majority in the House of Commons after their election victory last week, as 54 per cent of MPs elected to Westminster have indicated that they support shooting.
The information comes from parliamentary candidates, who submitted information regarding their stance on shooting to BASC ahead of the general election. Of those voted in to the House of Commons, 349 said they support shooting, with 2.5 per cent of them saying they are neutral and just 11 MPs saying that they oppose shooting. Forty-one per cent of elected MPs did not declare their position.
Christopher Graffius of BASC said: “It is encouraging to discover a majority of MPs in the new parliament have declared their support for shooting. It also allows us to focus our attention on MPs who have not declared their position.”