Two of Brighton and Hove’s MPs joined rock star Brian May at an event in support of the League Against Cruel Sports.
Simon Kirby, the MP for Brighton Kemptown, and Mike Weatherley, the MP for Hove, linked up with the Queen star to oppose a repeal of the hunting ban.
The pair belong to Conservatives Against Foxhunting.
Mr Kirby said: “This event is obviously testament to the fact that there are a new generation of Conservative MPs who reflect the majority of those in Britain who believe that the ban on foxhunting should remain in place.
“I’m happy to take this opportunity to reiterate my intention not to vote in favour of a repeal of the Hunting Act should the opportunity present itself over the course of this Parliament.
“Furthermore, the last Labour government spent a huge amount of parliamentary time on this issue and I personally believe it would send out the wrong message to bring it
back to the top of the political agenda at a time when the coalition government faces many other pressing matters.”
Mr Weatherley said: “I have made my views on foxhunting clear.
“I believe it constitutes a cruel sport and I am therefore pleased to lend my support to this campaign.
“I think a repeal of the Hunting Act would be a step in the wrong direction for Britain, and would go against the wishes of the majority of the public, as recent polling indicates.”
The League Against Cruel Sports commissioned a poll last month indicating that 59 per cent of respondents favoured keeping the current ban on foxhunting in place.
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