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?
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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.