Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has raised concerns with a senior Cabinet Minister, after licences were granted by the Government allowing badger culling take place on land in Cheshire East.
Addressing the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom MP, Madders urged the Government to withdraw the controversial proposals and to instead look at rolling out a programme of vaccination.
“The scientific evidence is that a vaccination process would be much more effective, yet the Government insist on carrying out this cruel and barbaric practice,” he said. Responding, Andrea Ledsom refused to halt the practice, claiming that the “the science is actually not entirely clear.”
Professors John Bourne, Rosie Woodroffe and Ranald Munro carried out a £50m trial of badger culling in 2007, which found that culling could “make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain.”
In a letter to Prime Minister, Theresa May in June 2016, the scientists said, “we urge you to review the considerable evidence that culling badgers is a risky, costly, and inhumane tool in the fight against bovine TB. We submit to you that expanding this unpromising programme would fly in the face of scientific evidence. We publicly call on you at this time to halt – not expand – the failed badger cull.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/13/badger-cull-expansion-flies-in-face-of-scientific-evidence)
After taking office the Labour Administration in Cheshire West & Chester banned badger culling on land owned by the Council.
Commenting, Justin Madders said:
“It is deeply concerning that this barbaric and inhumane practice will be taking place in Cheshire.
“All of the available scientific evidence states that the culling of badgers is not an effective way of tackling TB and that the vaccination of badgers and cattle is a much more effective alternative.
“I welcome the tough stance that Cheshire West and Chester Council has taken, but sadly it can only control what happens on land in its ownership. It’s time for the Government to face up to the facts and finally halt this discredit programme.”
Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has raised concerns with a senior Cabinet Minister, after licences were granted by the Government allowing badger culling take place on land in...
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, dressed in pink in Parliament to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Justin is encouraging the people of Ellesmere Port and Neston to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. This is why I’m urging everyone in Ellesmere Port and Neston to take part in wear it pink on Friday 20 October. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.
“Breast cancer affects many people in our area, so as a ‘Breast Cancer Now Ambassador’ I am proud to take part in wear it pink to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally and to support for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. I hope that everybody will join me and turn our towns and villages pink on Friday 20 October!
“To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2017 for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.”
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, dressed in pink in Parliament to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands...
The Houses of Parliament have been awarded the National Autistic Society’s prestigious Autism Friendly Award.
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined colleagues at the award ceremony and made a pledge to improve understanding of autism by agreeing to raise issues affecting autistic people and their families in Parliament.
“Parliament has led the way with this achievement, but we all need to make sure we are working to better support autistic people and their families in our local communities.
“That’s why I am very pleased to pledge my support to take action to benefit my autistic constituents. If we all work together at community level to increase autism understanding, we have the potential to transform the lives of the 700,000 autistic people and their families across the UK.”
The Houses of Parliament have been awarded the National Autistic Society’s prestigious Autism Friendly Award. Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined colleagues at the award ceremony and...