BASC responds to general election announcement

Number 10

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election to be held on 4 July.

This is undoubtedly an important election for shooting and conservation. Shooting plays a key role in the economy and the conservation and management of the countryside, and any incoming government will have to be alert to the needs of rural areas.

BASC is an all-party political organisation and we will continue to work with all parties to promote and protect the way of life we all hold dear.

In the coming days we will be launching an online election platform on our website that will allow all those involved in shooting to lobby their candidates.

We will post the results of the replies we receive so members and visitors to our website can find out exactly where each candidate stands on shooting and conservation.

The importance of winning rural seats to any political party seeking office means that each and every one of us has an important role to play, and we call on everyone involved in shooting and conservation to engage with their candidates.

Together, we can make our voice heard.