Kate Hoey - Other Interests

Other Interests

Hoey is known for her fight against the Labour Government's plans to ban fox hunting in Britain: a rare position among Labour MPs.

On 22 July 2005, Hoey was named the new chairman of the Countryside Alliance (the main British pro-hunting group). She said the appointment was a "great honour and a great challenge". The Alliance's headquarters are in Hoey's Vauxhall constituency. This appointment was controversial in the Labour Party as the Countryside Alliance was seen to be behind a campaign to unseat Labour MPs at the 2005 election.

Hoey is patron of Roots & Shoots, a vocational training centre for young people in Lambeth http://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/home.php

Hoey has been a trustee of the Outward Bound charity since October 2002. A Vice President of the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association, Hoey is a strong supporter of the women's national team and the work of the charity in general.

Kate Hoey nominated John McDonnell for the Labour leadership, but on his withdrawal, switched her nomination to Diane Abbott.

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