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|
|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:
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.