The Chair of Parliament's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee EFRA has made a veiled reference to Carrie Johnson, who lobbied her husband Boris for animal welfare legislation when he was Prime Minister.
Sir Robert Goodwill told a Countryside Alliance event about rural voters being turned off by the previous administration.
We need to reassure that while talking about people's right to shoot in the UK, the people who held sway with the previous administration here in the UK in terms of animal rights, the view of the minority will be supported and listened to when you start talking about people's right to shoot. According to YouGov, the conservatives are polling in the 20 s at the moment and the labour are polling in the 40 s in some rural areas.
MP Fay Jones said that the recent debate about the new farming subsidies in the Conservative Party has been deeply unhelpful but added that the party should not be dancing to the tune of environmental NGOs.