Election Night – 0400hrs Update

Results as at 0400hrs:

– 130 MPs support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 107 MPs do not support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 4 MPs would abstain on a free vote
– 22 MPs have unknown positions on repeal of the Hunting Act

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Election Night – 0300hrs Update

Results as at 0300hrs:

– 65 MPs support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 69 MPs do not support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 4 MPs would abstain on a free vote
– 17 MPs have unknown positions on repeal of the Hunting Act

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Election Night – 0200hrs Update

Results as at 0200hrs:

– 16 MPs support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 29 MPs do not support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 3 MPs would abstain on a free vote
– 14 MPs have unknown positions on repeal of the Hunting Act

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Election Night – 0100hrs Update

Results as at 0100hrs:

– 2 MPs support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 7 MPs do not support repeal of the Hunting Act
– 1 MP would abstain on a free vote
– 5 MPs have unknown positions on repeal of the Hunting Act

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Election Night – 0000hrs Update

All three seats declared so far have elected MPs who have pledged to keep the Hunting Act.

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Election Night – 2300hrs Update

The rush to be the first seat to declare was won, predictably, by Houghton and Sunderland South. That seat has been won by a candidate who supports the Hunting Act. We hope this bodes well for the night ahead.

We will be posting updates on the hour thoughout the night, and we are also regularly updating Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

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The “period of silence” comes to an end

The period of silence from the Countryside Alliance has finally come to an end.

This morning, they tweeted that they had voted (quite how an organisation votes is unclear, but we won’t go into that) and that was their first tweet since 22nd April.

Clearly the most amusing aspect of the silence from the Alliance has been their attempts to insist that hunting isn’t an election issue – and yet they have spent the entire time since the Hunting Act was passed talking about the need to elect a government which will repeal it.

But it’s also clear that there isn’t even the support for their campaign from hunters themselves. Remember that the Alliance claim that twenty-seven squillion people took part in the Countryside March, but only 32,000 people have signed up to their repeal website. And there’s hardly a tsunami of support flocking to that website – it has attracted little over 2,000 new supporters in the last three months (rising from 30,100 on 19th February to 32,165 today).

With their period of silence over, we look forward to the resumption of their “campaign” with baited breath.

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