B-R-A-V-E Badger Heroes

Brave Members of Parliament (prior to General Election 2015)


B-R-A-V-E's Badger Heroes

On Wednesday 05 June 2013, Parliament betrayed the badgers because the Opposition Debate vote to stop the culls was defeated by a steamroller - the Party Whipping systems in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Parties.

However, fifteen Conservative and Liberal Democrat members remained true to their principles and to our badgers. They resisted all the pressures their own Parties could put on them and voted against the slaughter of the badgers.

We list them below the first members of the B-R-A-V-E Badger Heroes.

BIRTWISTLE, Gordon Burnley Liberal Democrat
BOTTOMLEY, Sir Peter Worthing West Conservative
BURSTOW, Paul Sutton & Cheam Liberal Democrat
CROUCH, Tracey Chatham & Aylesford Conservative
GOLDSMITH, Zac Richmond Park Conservative
HEMMING, John Birmingham Yardley Liberal Democrat
HORWOOD, Martin Cheltenham Liberal Democrat
LLOYD, Stephen Eastbourne Liberal Democrat
MAIN. Anne St Albans Conservative
McCARTNEY, Jason Colne Valley Conservative
McPARTLAND, Stephen Stevenage Conservative
PUGH, John Southport Liberal Democrat
RECKLESS, Mark Rochester & Strood Conservative
RUSSELL, Sir Bob Colchester Liberal Democrat
SANDERS, Adrian Torbay Liberal Democrat
WILLIAMS, Stephen Bristol West Liberal Democrat

There is another Member of The House of Commons whose name must be added to B-R-A-V-E's Badger Heroes. She is a brave fighter for the Environment and a staunch protector of wildlife. She has, twice, led an overwhelming majority of Labour Party MPs in opposing the culls and continues to ask pertinent and telling questions of DEFRA. With pride therefore, we add the name:

CREAGH, Mary Wakefield Labour

On Thursday, 13 March 2014 a further badger cull debate was held. B-R-A-V-E would now like to include another MP as a Badger Hero:

MAIN, Anne St Albans Conservative

B-R-A-V-E will continue to add to the list, when appropriate, for all will be remembered.



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