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Tory politician makes history as the first openly gay Muslim MP to be elected in the world

The world’s first openly gay Muslim MP has been elected as part of Boris Johnson’s new government. Imran Ahmad-Khan made history when he was elected as MP for Wakefield in Yorkshire on Friday, having beaten the incumbent MP by 3,358 votes. His election marks the first time that the constituency has voted for a Conservative politician since 1931. The gay Muslim MP is now among 24 Tories who identify as LGBT+, the most out of any party. Labour has 18 and the SNP has 10, one of whom was deselected...
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‘Homophobic’ Lib Dem defector Phillip Lee, who wanted to segregate trans prisoners, fails to win seat

The former Tory MP Phillip Lee, whose dramatic defection to the Lib Dems in September caused several LGBT+ MPs to quit the party, has failed to win a seat in the general election. Lee previously abstained on a vote on equal marriage and tried to introduce an amendment to a bill which would ban HIV-positive immigrants from entering the country. And earlier this month he said trans prisoners should be segregated in separate facilities during a webchat with Mumsnet users. In the general election Lee was campaigning for the Lib Dems in...
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Rob Rinder takes Boris Johnson’s father to task for shocking ‘Islamophobia’ live on air

The gay barrister and TV personality Rob Rinder fiercely shut down Boris Johnson’s father after he stunned a live studio audience with an ‘Islamophobic’ comment about female fighter pilots. Stanley Johnson, 79, appeared on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night programme alongside a panel that included Rinder, journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy and comedian Nish Kumar. As the panel waited for the election results to be announced, they discussed topical issues such as the burka. “If I was a female fighter jet pilot, I would expect someone to say, ‘don’t wear a burka,'”...
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