Torbay’s former Lib Dem MP, Adrian Sanders, has received a special award for his outstanding service to animal welfare.
Mr Sanders, a local MP from 1997 to 2015, was presented with the Lord Houghton trophy by the League Against Cruel Sports.
A former vice president of the animal charity, Mr Sanders was a strong advocate for animal welfare throughout his time in Parliament, where he opposing hunting and other cruel sports, and broke with government policy by opposing the badger cull.
Adrian Sanders, who won the league’s Politician of the Year Award inn 2010, said: “There are many animal welfare champions in Parliament who work really hard to ensure government policies that impact on animals are evidence based, so it is a great honour to have been singled out in this way”. [Herald Express]