Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, the Conservative Party’s long commitment to equality of opportunity is absolute. The Conservative Party has put LGBT people at the heart of our manifesto; there is no separate LGBT manifesto, just a plan that works for everyone.
LGBTory is proud to announce that at next month’s general election the Conservative Party will be fielding 42 out candidates in constituencies up and down the country. This will be the highest number of out candidates selected by any party
The Conservative Party is fielding more LGBT candidates in the General Election than either Labour or the Liberal Democrats.
In order to ensure a Conservative victory on May 7th and to maintain the Conservative Party's proud record of having more out MPs than all the other parties put together, please consider supporting the following candidates in key attack and defensive seats.
Get in touch about campaigning via telephone or e-mail with our 7 for May 7th using the details below.
Our candidates are spread across 7 regions of the UK (Yorkshire and the Humber, London, West Midlands, North West England, South East England, South West England and East Midlands) so please get in touch with your local candidate.
For other LGBT Conservative candidates see here.
LGBTory is working hard to encourage and support candidates from our community to stand as elected representatives, both through campaign days and financial support. LGBT people are still under-represented across all of our assemblies and parliaments, and the Conservative Party as a party of inclusion, is committed to helping them overcome any barriers to standing. Indeed, with 38 LGBT candidates, the Conservative party is leading the way.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is the day we take a moment to remember all those who have died as a result of continuing prejudice and violent transphobia, both here in Britain and around the world.
Conservative Secretary of State for Education and Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan announces a £2 million package for schools to help them tackle homophobic bullying.
At the Conservatives' annual conference today, LGBTory, the party's LGBT group, will launch a dedicated fund to support LGBT candidates. The Conservative Party has more "out" MPs than all the other parties put together. With less than a year to the General Election, the fund will support a new generation of candidates in their bids to win seats in May.
LGBTory’s first fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference was organised in co-operation with the Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity supporting LGBT rights internationally. The panel discussion asked the question “What should the next government do for LGBT rights in the world?” and was chaired by LGBTory’s Colm Howard-Lloyd.
As well as our usual curry night to kick-off conference we have our most extensive fringe programme to-date. The Party will also be hosting Conference Pride with guest speaker and LGBTory Patron Christopher Biggins.
The Coalition for Marriage has recently been crowing about the results of a ComRes poll it commissioned, which, according to a letter sent to CfM supporters, shows that “David Cameron’s decision to redefine marriage seems set to hurt the Conservative Party’s electoral chances in the European elections.”
In fact the poll shows that the recent pioneering measure by the Conservatives to equalise marriage in England and Wales was the least relevant factor for voters in their choice not to vote Conservative.