Fay Jones is calling for Labour MPs to listen agricultural workers in Wales, as well as organisations such as NFU Cymru, who overwhelmingly oppose the ban on badger culling in Wales.

The Brecon and Radnorshire MP made the call following Labour Party’s announcement earlier ths month promising to call an end to the badger cull in England.

Figures show that Wales saw a significantly lower decrease in the number of cattle with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in 2022-23, when compared to England.

Wales saw a five per cent drop, whilst numbers fell by 24 per cent in England over the same period.

Ms Jones is also calling for the Welsh Government to reassess their decision to rule out badger culls as a method to contain bTM, echoing NFU Cymru’s continued calls for an all options approach to achieving a TB-free Wales, which would stop the Welsh Government ruling out measures that have been successful in England.

Ms Jones said: “Concerning news that Labour are set to double down on the short-sighted ban on badger culls.

"We know that this policy has been a disaster here in Wales, with herds in England experiencing a decrease in TB levels of over 10 per cent compared with Welsh herds, but far from heeding the lessons and reversing, they are doubling down.

“But this is hardly surprisingly from a Labour Party which consistently views the countryside through their urban, metropolitan lens without regard to rural areas like Brecon and Radnorshire and the needs of farmers here.”