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Theresa May pledges free vote on bid to overturn hunting ban

The Prime Minister made the comments about the outlawed activity while visiting a factory in Leeds.

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May has said.

The Prime Minister said she was in favour of the outlawed activity, but MPs would be given the final say.

David Cameron had promised to put the divisive issue to Parliament but did not go ahead with the plan due to a lack of support.

During a visit to a factory in Leeds, Mrs May said: “This is a situation on which individuals will have one view or the other, either pro or against.

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Prime Minister Theresa May during a QandA with staff at Express Bi-folding Doors, a family-owned business in Leeds (Phil Noble/PA)

“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.

“It would allow Parliament the opportunity to take the decision on this.”

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