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Anti-foxhunting protesters outside South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay's Broadstairs office

This was the scene this morning as protesters gathered outside South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay's Broadstairs office in The Broadway.

About 60 people were demonstrating against the Conservative government's proposals to relax the Hunting Act.

Protesters outside South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay's Broadstairs office this morning
Protesters outside South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay's Broadstairs office this morning

A free vote was due to be held in Parliament tomorrow but was delayed after the Scottish National Party announced they would join Labour in objecting the proposals.

It meant David Cameron was likely to face his first defeat in the House of Commons since the Conservatives won the general election.

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