Corbyn ‘not keen’ on grouse shooting

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he is ‘not keen’ on grouse shooting and is looking forward to a review of Bradford Councils contract on grouse shooting on the Ilkley moor.

The Ilkley Gazette asked Mr Corbyn whether the Labour-led authority should end the arrangement. And he told the reporter that he has “never been grouse shooting”.

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

The review is supported by BBC presenter Chris Packham, who when asked about what he thought of the review, urged the councillors “to do the right thing” and end shooting on the moor.

Bradford Council the last local authority to allow grouse shooting on its public moorland. The 10-year contract which allows for the sport to take place comes to an end in April 2018, which is why Mr Packham has started to voice his opinion.