Welwyn Garden City campaigners speak against Manorial Rights in Parliament

PUBLISHED: 13:02 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:02 22 October 2014

Amanda White is leading a campaign against Lord Salisbury's manorial rights

Amanda White is leading a campaign against Lord Salisbury's manorial rights

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Two Welwyn Garden City campaigners were grilled by MPs in Westminster over why ancient land rights should be abolished.

Amanda White and Kim Thomas gave evidence last week to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, which is considering the future of manorial rights.

The duo represented a campaign that arose in the Handside area in October, when hundreds of homeowners learned the Marquess of Salisbury, hereditary owner of Hatfield House, claimed rights to hunt and mine on their land.

Ms White told the WHT: “It was a very formal procedure. We felt that our evidence was well-received but with such limited time there was so much more we would have liked to have said.”

They were supported by two politicians from Anglesey, and opposed by a lawyer representing Lord Salisbury.

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