Welwyn Hatfield MP highlights policies he thinks should be dropped from Conservative’s manifesto

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 16 June 2017

MP Grant Shapps

MP Grant Shapps


Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has revealed which policies he feels should be dropped from the Conservative’s controversial manifesto.

Mr Shapps was re-elected following the poll on June 8, although his 12,153 majority in 2015 was cut to 7,369 – reflecting a trend county-wide.

Asked what policies he thought should be dropped from the manifesto, Mr Shapps highlighted the “silly” fox hunting plans as a particularly unwise idea.

“[It was] absolute insanity to start talking about passing and changing fox hunting laws,” he told the BBC’s Daily Politics show.

“What on earth was that about? It was a moment when I thought there had just been a mistake made – perhaps an off-the-cuff comment, and then I read the manifesto.”

He also said social care plans – dubbed the ‘dementia tax’ – should be shelved, as they “went down like a bucket of sick on the doorstep”, and sent out a signal suggesting the party was not interested in voters who saved money throughout their lives.

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