A schoolgirl who launched a campaign to change her MP’s stance on fox hunting has been invited to Westminster to discuss the issue.
Isabelle Moors, aged ten, recently met with Rugby MP Mark Pawsey to discuss the letter she wrote a few weeks ago. The determined girl told Mr Pawsey she was gathering petition signatures and hoped he would ‘represent the people that elected him’ and vote to keep the ban if given the opportunity in parliament.
In her letter Isabelle stated that foxes ‘should not be ripped apart for sport’ and that hunting was ‘wrong and cruel’.
After the meeting, Mr Pawsey invited Isabelle to meet with him and other MPs, both in favour of and against the hunting ban, to discuss the subject in more detail.
Isabelle said: “I was very pleased at how the meeting went and it was good to meet Mark Pawsey in person and find out about his views, and also to tell him why I felt it was important to me.
“I thanked him for his invitation to the House of Commons and said that I hoped I would be able to change his mind and persuade him to review his decision about the Hunting Act and how he would vote.”
Mr Pawsey said Isabelle had “used the democratic process incredibly effectively” and said she had approached it in a “very professional and effective way”.
Mr Pawsey also invited Isabelle and her family to take a tour of the House of Commons soon.