The UK fox hunting ban has been enforced since February 2005. In Theresa May's 2017 manifesto, she promised a free vote on the fox hunting ban.
What public statements did Theresa May make to support bringing this vote?
Theresa May voted against the ban on fox hunting in 2005 and on previous occasions. She has declared that she is personally in favour of fox hunting
“This is a situation on which individuals will have one view or the other, either pro or against. As it happens, personally I have always been in favour of fox hunting and we maintain our commitment, we have had a commitment previously as a Conservative party, to allow a free vote.”
The evidence is that this is a genuine belief of May, and one that does have support among the Tory base.