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Gscene profiles some of our new LGBTQ+ MPs

Gscene Editorial Team December 26, 2019

As the newly elected parliament is opened, over the coming days we will be profiling some of the new LGBTQ+ MPs who have been elected to the House of Commons.

Their inclusion on our site does not indicate that they campaigned on LGBTQ+ issues, although we will report as such if they have, but that they are openly ‘out’ and as such have the opportunity to represent our broadening communities in parliament.

Dr. Kieren Mullan is the new, openly gay MP for Crewe and Nantwich. He won what had previously been a marginal seat from Labour by 8,508 votes. Having unsuccessfully contested elections for two seats in the Midlands in 2015 and 2017. He benefited from the clear pro-Brexit message coming from the central conservative campaign having had articles concerning education published in both Conservative Home, and Brexit Central.

Although not campaigning explicitly on LGBT issues he stated through his website in September 2018 that what the country needs is “more MPs who have real life experience” and promoted himself as “a different sort of MP” and was listed on the Conservative LGBT+ website as an openly LGBT candidate in 2015.

Dr Mullan’s parents were both from the public services, his mother a nurse and father a police officer and before elected himself worked for the NHS in A&E on “projects aimed at improving the whole of the NHS”. He has also spent four years as a school governor and volunteer policeman and self promoted his family background and personal commitments to public services as evidence of his suitability for the role of MP.