Mr Bingham asked a question about the publication of the Hen Harrier non-joint non-plan back in November 2014:
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the Uplands Stakeholder Forum hen harrier sub-group draft joint action plan.
Back a month or so, Lord Ashcroft was calling Labour as just a smidgeon in front of the Conservatives in this seat.
If you were one of the ‘Sodden 570’ then you have been in this constituency – as has Henry on his travels.
If I lived in Buxton, Glossop, Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills or Bamford then I’d be asking all the candidates what they thought of the lack of Hen Harriers in the Peak District and the role of grouse shooting in the local economy. At the moment we know that the Conservative/Liberal coalition government looked pretty cosy with grouse shooting, that the Labour Party will ‘review’ shooting and that the Green Party opposes all field sports including grouse shooting. but what do the local candidates have to say? If you ask them and get any answers I’d love to hear about them. It’s a marginal seat – might the Labour candidate come out against driven grouse shooting if pressed?