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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    I'm voting to close, on the grounds that mind reading Mrs. May will end up being opinion. The only real evidence I know of are opinion polls, which still suggest that more people support the ban than oppose it, in both urban and rural areas: yougov.co.uk/news/2015/01/09/… ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/…
    – origimbo
    Commented Jun 15, 2017 at 14:24
  • @origimbo: I'd request that you hold your VTC. It may be that she has given a reason for the inclusion herself, for example.
    – user7809
    Commented Jun 15, 2017 at 14:26
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    If your goal is to find her public announcements, rather than her actual intention, I suggest you reword the question.
    – origimbo
    Commented Jun 15, 2017 at 14:46
  • @RupertMorrish: your edit changed the question quite a bit. Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 21:03
  • @DenisdeBernardy Yes. It was presented to me as a question that could be reopened if it were edited, so I did. Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 21:54

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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.

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