UK General Election 2019 – the good guys and the bad guys

The general election on 12 December 2019 gives UK voters a chance to support pro-hunting and shooting candidates and help vote out animal rights activists.

Here’s our list of political saints, who work for wildlife, and sinners who don’t understand wildlife management or the countryside.

Kate Hoey, Lab, Vauxhall, 2017 majority 20,000. Leading Labour supporter of the Countryside Alliance

Zac Goldsmith, Con, Richmond Park, 2017 majority just 45. Animal rights campaigner, appointed a DEFRA minister and made his first act an attempt to stop hunting tourism

Simon Hart, Con, Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, 2017 majority 3,000. Former chief executive of the Countryside Alliance

Chris Williamson, Lab, Derby North, 2017 majority 2,000. Former trustee of the League Against Cruel Sports

Neil Parish, Con, Tiverton & Honiton, 2017 majority 20,000. Chair of the EFRA select committee who supports hunting and shooting, and is leading efforts to seek repeal of Tony Blair’s hunting ban

Sue Hayman, Lab, Workington, 2017 majority 4,000. Shadow DEFRA secretary under Jeremy Corbyn who introduced a plan to close down most hunting and shooting sports

James Gray, Con, North Wiltshire, 2017 majority 23,000. Hunting supports who fought fearlessly in Parliament stop Tony Blair banning hunting

Ruth George, Lab, High Peak, 2017 majority 2,300. Committed campaigner against grouse-shooting, lied to Parliament in October 2019 about declining bird life on grousemoors in her constituency when it is thriving

Mark Spencer, Con, Sherwood, 2017 majority 5,000. A keen game shot and farmer from the local area

Rishi Sunak, Con, Richmond (Yorks), 2017 majority 20,000. A champion for rural affairs, here speaking up for driven grouseshooting

Do you know of a wannabe MP  who is either pro or anti? Let Charlie Jacoby know by email so we can include them in this list.


The general election will be decided on a raft of issues led by Brexit and climate change.


Is Brexit good for hunting and shooting?


Some say yes

The UK won’t be subject to mad European directives banning stuff, and we will be able to remove pointless layers of EU law such as the general licences.

Some say no

The influence of the French farmers means Europe will never ban hunting, but a UK government led by animal rights activists might.



Is the climate change issue good for hunting and shooting?


Some say yes

It gives us an opportunity to show how hunting and shooting sports are good for wildlife and good for the environment.

Some say no

It is too easy for animal rights activists to hijack climate change and add their own twisted messages to it.

And finally…

…is this photo (and this guy) real or phoney?