ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

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

12/16/2019 | Pink News

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 before the election day. LGBT+ people now make up 8 per cent of the 650 MPs, a record for the UK. And it means that with a total of 52 out LGBT+ MPs, Westminster has become the gayest parliament in the world.

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