Simon Hart, the new MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, announced last week to the board of the Countryside Alliance (CA) his decision to stand down as chief executive of the association immediately.

He said: “After nearly 11 years at the Alliance and seven as its chief executive, I feel the time is now right for me to start the process of handing over to a successor. My election leads me to believe that this should be sooner rather than later.”

The rest of this article appears in 19th May issue of Shooting Times.

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