THE new Tory candidate for the Colne Valley is backing a pro-hunting campaign in a bid to oust MP Kali Mountford.
Last week Maggie Throup, 47, was announced as the candidate who would stand against Ms Mountford in the next general election.
Mrs Throup says she supports the hunters who protested last month at Ms Mountford's anti-hunt vote in the Commons by pelting her office with eggs.
She thinks the Government's use of the Parliament Act to ban hunting was "disgusting".
She added: "It is unfair to ruin a way of life like the Labour Government has.
"The only way hunting will continue like it has for so many generations is to vote in a Tory government.
"I think people may have underestimated the feeling of the countryside against this ban."
Holmfirth huntsman Andrew Rogers, master of the Pennine Foxhounds, said the Countryside Alliance would target Labour seats with low majorities.
He said: "We will be looking for pro-hunt candidates to help. That means knocking on doors and doing everything possible to get those people who voted for the ban out. That means Kali Mountford.
"We have had our lives wrecked and now we are going to wreck her career."