Having read with interest the article in the Echo regarding animal cruelty in Southampton and on the same day an election pamphlet arrived from Caroline Nokes MP highlighting her commitment to standing up for animal welfare issues.

The pamphlet actually states " Caroline has been an animal lover all her life and knows how important animal welfare issues are to the residents of Romsey and Southampton North "

This seems at odds to a letter I have just received from her clearly stating that she would vote in favour of a return to hunting and her full support for grouse shooting ( an already declining species ) .

I am not a political being but would willingly vote against any politician who in my opinion is deceptive in the hunt for votes.

If you cannot trust a person with wildlife and the environment , how then can they be trusted with the National health and other vulnerable aspects of our Society.

KEN GOLDING, Nursling.