For those of you, like me, in Clwyd West, I’ve just been reading Hansard (I’m a party animal), and have found out that Gareth Thomas, the Labour GE candidate and former MP, voted against a ban on hunting with hounds (see link) in the initial debate, then abstained (presumably to not raise the Labour whips’ ire) in the votes on the final bill.
Whereas, the incumbent Tory MP, David Jones, is an active member of the Denbighshure Hunt, who always votes against animal rights.
Plaid Cymru and the Lib Dems (& the Tories in theory) offer their elected members a free vote on fox hunting with both having some members who have expressed support for a repeal (e.g.: http://www.theguardian.com/…/fox-hunting-law-flouted-impuni… ).
For balance, the following candidates are also running in Clwyd West: Sarah Lesiter-Burgess for the LibDems, a HR lawyer and a former gas/oil consultant; Marc Jones for Plaid, a former BBC/HTV investigative journalist, co-op director & charity trustee; Warwick Nicholson for UKIP, a retired police officer, and Rory Jepson for the Above & Beyond Party, an unemployed former bar manager.