ANGLING RE­MAINS HIGH ON THE PO­LIT­I­CAL AGENDA

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

DID you know Labour’s lead­er­ship con­tender Owen Smith is a keen an­gler? He’s also an en­thu­si­as­tic mem­ber of the All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group on Angling, which gives or­gan­i­sa­tions like the Angling Trust both a plat­form and ac­cess to sup­port­ers in both Houses of Par­lia­ment.

This was par­tic­u­larly no­tice­able in Fe­bru­ary, when North Corn­wall MP Scott Mann spon­sored a par­lia­men­tary de­bate on the bass is­sue.

This led di­rectly to the Gov­ern­ment con­ced­ing the need to work with the Angling Trust and oth­ers on a long-term man­age­ment plan to con­serve the species. The Trust works with MPs of all par­ties.

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