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‘Red-herring’ firearms survey still requires responses, says BASC

BASC is asking members and the wider shooting community to respond to a firearms licensing survey, despite describing it as a ‘red-herring’. The survey, coordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on the back of the Plymouth shooting incident, is seeking views on firearms licensing in England and Wales. Questions within the… Read more »

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BASC raises key issues for shooting at Labour conference

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) urged the Labour Party to listen to rural voters at a reception at the party’s annual conference in Brighton this weekend. Addressing shadow Environment Secretary Daniel Zeichner MP, BASC said those who live and work in Britain’s countryside should be listened to on issues such as the… Read more »

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Hung parliament seems more likely as polls report narrowing of Tory lead
Latest polls show Tory lead slipping

By politics.co.uk staff Two polls have confirmed the recent trend towards narrowing polling results, increasing the likelihood of a hung parliament. According to an Opinium survey carried out for the Daily Express newspaper the Conservatives have a seven-point advantage – enough to make them the largest party but falling short of an overall majority. The… Read more »

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Don’t forget us: Women want MPs’ attention

By Alex Stevenson Women voters sought politicians’ attention in Westminster this afternoon as they campaigned to ensure they are treated to more than a ‘charm offensive’ at the coming election. A campaign van toured parliament to raise the profile of What About Women?, which the Fawcett Society claims is the biggest ever coalition for women’s… Read more »