SIR – As the opinion polls narrow, the Tories will be fighting for every vote in marginal constituencies like Worcester.

They will need to listen to the electorate. You can lobby the candidates at

It is a great shame the Tories seem intent on wasting Commons time to reopen the debate on this cruel blood sport. The Green Party is big on animal welfare, campaigning to curb factory farming, would ban live animal exports and supports the ban on fox hunting with dogs.

Louis Stephen
Green Party parliamentary candidate