Pig race fundraiser for Yorkshire Tory group goes ahead after message saying it had been cancelled proves to be hogwash

Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA WirePrime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A local Conservative party group has promised a fundraising pig race event will go ahead despite reports it had been cancelled in the wake of allegations about David Cameron’s student days.

The Dewsbury County Conservative Association, had planned a pig race fundraising rvening next month but Facebook users today received a message claiming the event had been cancelled.

The group later went on Twitter to reassure people that the “exciting and unpredictable evening” would go ahead as planned.

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The “premature” cancellation of the event came after allegations made in a new book by the billionaire businessman and former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft that Mr Cameron took part in a student initiation ritual which involved him inserting “a private part of his anatomy” in the mouth of a dead pig.

But the Dewsbury Tories replied to the cancellation rumours by tweeting: “The event is still going ahead - someone was a bit premature with Facebook.”

A message about the event, posted on the group’s website on September 8, says: “We will be holding a pig race evening. This promises to be an exciting and unpredictable evening.”

Racegoers will be provided with pulled pork sandwiches as part of the £7.50 entry fee.