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Prime Minister David Cameron

The Prime Minister writes for the Countryside Alliance's Spring magazine

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has written for our Spring magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Mr Cameron's article appears in the magazine alongside articles by Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Demcrat Leader Nick Clegg - the articles outline each leader's views on the countryside and rural life. Mr Cameron writes: I am proud of our country’s rural identity - and my own rural heritage. Having been brought up in the beautiful village of Peasemore in Berkshire, the countryside is still the place I feel most at home. I’m based in London for most of the week, but feel a noticeable emotional shift when I arrive in West Oxfordshire each Friday. We spend a lot of time outdoors as a family: walking, running, gardening, cycling and riding.

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Nick Clegg writes for the Countryside Alliance magazine

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has written exclusively for the Countryside Alliance's membership magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Mr Clegg joins the Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in the magazine as each outlines his views on our countryside and the importance of those who live and work there. Mr Clegg writes: Rural Britain is what makes this country the envy of the world. From the beaches of St Ives to the rolling hills of Inverness, we are privileged to have on our doorsteps areas of outstanding natural beauty brimming with wildlife and warm communities who lift your heart whenever you visit. There is no doubt that the British countryside has provided wealth, health and happiness for generations of Brits and tourists.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband writes for the Countryside Alliance magazine

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has written for the Countryside Alliance's membership magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Mr Miliband's article appears alongside articles by the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as leaders of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties respectively. All three write about the countryside and its place in national life. Mr Miliband writes:  As someone who represents a constituency with big rural areas, I care deeply about how we improve life for people who live in the countryside. Readers of the Countryside Alliance Magazine know that rural communities are staggeringly diverse but have common needs and aspirations. Under this Government rural communities have faced a cost-of living crisis, a damaging fall in the wholesale dairy price, a low-pay, low-skill economy, and lack the power to make decisions about their future.

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Nigel Farage of UKIP writes for us

UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage writes: I was born in Kent, so the way I look at the British countryside is not the way politicians from Notting Hill or North London look at it. I fish and I shoot. Apparently I'm the only party leader who owns his own waders. I'd guess I am the only party leader who knows why the EU demand to ban lead shot is a thoroughly bad idea.

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Countryside Alliance Annual Report 2013

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Countryside Alliance members have voted in favour of a resolution to enable the Countryside Alliance to apply to the Charity Commission to become a registered charity. This move is explained in greater detail by Executive Chairman Sir Barney White-Spunner in the 2013 Annual Report - click here to read the report. The report also contains our Chairman Kate Hoey MP's review, the composition of our Board and the draft financials for 2013. ´╗┐

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AGM and Board Elections

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

In 2015 the Countryside Alliance Annual General Meeting will be held a little later than usual, in September. A number of factors have combined to make this a logical decision including a re-structured Board, our charity application and the 2015 General Election. The AGM is expected to take place on Tuesday 15th September 2015 at 12.00pm. The date and location will be confirmed in our magazine’s summer issue, which will contain the members’ ballot, plus the annual report and accounts. The Board has declared vacancies for two elected members of the Countryside Alliance Board.

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Support the Countryside Alliance by drinking wine!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Chateau La Chasse has been specifically developed as a fundraiser for Countryside Alliance. For every £90 case bought (12 red, white or mixed) Vinotopia will donate £7.50 straight into the CA coffers. Both wines feature labels specially designed by the famous sporting cartoonist Oliver Preston and offer fabulous value for money.

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Happy New Year to members and supporters

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Barney White-Spunner´╗┐, Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, wishes a very happy, healthy and sporting New Year to all members and supporters: This year will be very significant for us all; February will mark 10 years since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales and, because of the way the hunting world has conducted itself in the past decade, if there is a favourable result in the General Election in May, there could be a real opportunity to establish a sound and permanent future for hunting.

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Winter 2014 magazine now online

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Countryside Alliance's Winter 2014 magazine is now available online. Click here to download the magazine, which features hunting in Wales, shooting's true value, remembering Debo, "Thank you" to Kate Hoey MP and Defra Secretary Liz Truss MP's Countryside. Read on for the Editor's note introducing a packed issue.

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Isabelle on Domino with the Oakley

Countryside Alliance Facebook page hits 50,000 fans

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Countryside Alliance's Facebook page has reached 50,000 "likes", showing the strong support that exists for our work for the countryside. The page features fieldsports photography, news stories of interest, diary dates and campaigning actions to be taken and has a following far wider than in the UK. Follow the page today to be kept up to date with our work, and for enjoyable seasonal photos, including the one featured, which has been one of the most popular photos on our page this year. 

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