List of LGBT politicians in the United Kingdom

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The following is a list of openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender individuals who have been elected as Members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, European Union, other devolved parliaments and assemblies of the United Kingdom, parliaments of the countries that preceded the United Kingdom and also Members of the non-elected House of Lords.

Following the 2019 general election, the UK parliament has the highest number of self-identifying LGBT members of any national legislature worldwide.[1]

List of LGBT Members of Parliament[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Independent Anthony-Bacon.jpg Anthony Bacon[2] Wallingford 1593–1598 Retired [3][4]
Tory Portrait of an Unidentified Woman, traditionally assumed to be Lord Cornbury.png Edward Hyde Wiltshire & Christchurch 1685–1701 Resigned to become Governor of New Jersey in British North America [5][6][7]
Whig JhnHervey.jpg John Hervey Bury St Edmunds 1725–1733 Resigned to join the House of Lords [8][9][10]
Whig Steven-Fox-Strangways-First-Earl-of-Ilchester-Put-1730-1860.jpg Stephen Fox-Strangways Shaftesbury 1726–1741 Resigned to join the House of Lords [8][9][10]
Whig Horace Walpole by John Giles Eccardt.jpg Horace Walpole Callington, Castle Rising & Kings Lynn 1741–1768 Retired [11][12][13][14]
Tory John Tylney, 2nd Earl Tylney c. 1765.jpg John Tylney Malmesbury 1761–1768 Resigned [15][16]
Tory Edward Onslow.jpg Edward Onslow Aldborough 1780–1781 Resigned [17][18]
Whig William (Thomas) Beckford.jpg William Thomas Beckford Wells & Hindon 1784–1795 & 1806–1820 Resigned and Retired [19]
Tory William John Bankes Hayter.jpg William John Bankes Truro, Cambridge University, Marlborough & Dorset 1810, 1822–1826 & 1829–1835 Defeated, Defeated & Retired [19]
Whig HenryBennet.jpg Henry Grey Bennet Shrewsbury 1811–1826 Retired [20][21]
Tory John Singleton Copley - Richard Heber - Google Art Project.jpg Richard Heber Oxford University 1821–1826 Retired [22]
Whig LordKingston.jpg Robert King County Cork 1826–1832 Defeated [23]
Liberal Fanny, Stella and Lord Arthur Pelham-Clinton.jpg Arthur Clinton Newark 18651868 Retired [24][25]
Liberal Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower by Henry Scott ('Harry') Tuke.jpg Ronald Gower Sutherland 1867–1874 Retired [26][27][28]
Conservative Agggard.jpg James Agg-Gardner Cheltenham 18741880, 18851895, 19001906 & 19111928 Defeated, Retired, Defeated & Death [29]
Liberal Reginald Brett - 2nd Viscount Esher - Coming men on coming questions (1905) (14759243546).jpg Reginald Brett Penryn and Falmouth 18801885 Defeated [30][31]
Liberal Lewis Harcourt MP.jpg Lewis Harcourt Rossendale 19041917 Resigned to join the House of Lords [32][33]
Liberal No image.svg David Charles Erskine West Perthshire 19061910 Retired [34][35]
Labour Victor Grayson.JPG Victor Grayson Colne Valley 19071910 Defeated [36]
Conservative No image.svg George Lloyd West Staffordshire & Eastbourne 19101918 & 19241925 Retired & resigned to join the House of Lords [37]
Conservative Sir Philip Sassoon.jpg Philip Sassoon Hythe 19121939 Died [38]
Conservative No image.svg Malcolm Bullock Waterloo & Crosby 19231953 Resigned [39][40]
Liberal Arthur Hobhouse.jpg Arthur Hobhouse Wells 19231924 Defeated [41][42]
Conservative Victor Cazalet.jpg Victor Cazalet Chippenham 19241943 Killed in action [43]
Conservative Robertbootby.jpg Robert Boothby Aberdeen and Kincardine East & Aberdeenshire Eastern 19241958 Resigned to join the House of Lords [44][45][46]
Labour No image.svg Oliver Baldwin Dudley & Paisley 19291931 & 1945–1947 Defeated & resigned to join the House of Lords [47][48]
Liberal National Robert Bernays.jpg Robert Bernays Bristol North 19311945 Killed in action [49]
Conservative Ianhorobin.jpg Ian Horobin Southwark Central & Oldham East 19311935 & 19511959 Defeated & retired [50]
Conservative Lennox-Boyd.jpg Alan Lennox-Boyd Mid Bedfordshire 19311960 Resigned to join the House of Lords [51][52]
Conservative No image.svg Paul Latham Scarborough and Whitby 19311941 Resigned [53][54]
Conservative Ronald Tree.jpg Ronald Tree Harborough 19331945 Defeated [55][56]
Conservative Ronald Cartland.jpg Ronald Cartland Birmingham King's Norton 19351940 Killed in action [57][58][59]
Conservative Chips Channon.jpg Henry Channon Southend & Southend West 19351958 Died [60]
Conservative No image.svg John Macnamara Chelmsford 19351944 Killed in action [61][62][63]
Labour Harold Nicolson.jpg Harold Nicolson Leicester West 19351945 Defeated [64][65]
Conservative No image.svg Victor Montagu South Dorset 19411962 Resigned to join the House of Lords [66]
Labour Tom Driberg.jpg Tom Driberg Maldon & Barking 19421955 & 19591974 (Feb) Defeated & retired [67]
Labour Crossland MP.jpg Richard Crossman Coventry East 1945–1974 Died [60]
Labour No image.svg George Thomas Cardiff West 19451983 Retired [68][69]
Labour No image.svg William J. Field Paddington North 19461953 Resigned [70][71]
Labour Roy Jenkins 1977b.jpg Roy Jenkins Southwark Central & Birmingham Stechford 19481977 Resigned [72][73][74]
Social Democratic Glasgow Hillhead 19821987 Defeated
Liberal No image.svg Jeremy Thorpe North Devon 19591979 Defeated [75][76]
Labour No image.svg Anthony Crosland South Gloucestershire & Great Grimsby 19501955 & 19591977 Defeated & died [72][73][74]
Conservative No image.svg Ian Harvey Harrow East 19501959 Resigned [77]
Conservative No image.svg Denzil Freeth Basingstoke 19551964 Retired [78]
Conservative No image.svg Humphry Berkeley Lancaster 19591966 Defeated [49]
Conservative No image.svg Norman St John-Stevas Chelmsford 19641987 Retired [79]
Conservative No image.svg Spencer Le Marchant High Peak 19701983 Retired [80][81]
Labour No image.svg Maureen Colquhoun Northampton North 1974 (Feb)1979 Defeated [82][83]
Conservative No image.svg Keith Hampson Ripon & Leeds North West 1974 (Feb)1997 Defeated [84]
Conservative No image.svg Peter Morrison City of Chester 1974 (Feb)1992 Retired [85][86][87]
Conservative No image.svg Charles Irving Cheltenham 1974 (Oct)1992 Retired [88][88]
Conservative No image.svg David Atkinson Bournemouth East 19772005 Retired [89]
Labour No image.svg George Morton Manchester Moss Side 19781983 Retired [90]
Conservative No image.svg Michael Brown Brigg and Cleethorpes 19791997 Defeated [91]
Conservative Matthew Parris 2017.jpg Matthew Parris West Derbyshire 19791986 Resigned [92][93][94]
Conservative Harvey Proctor appearing on "After Dark", 4 June 1988.jpg Harvey Proctor Billericay 19791987 Retired [95]
Labour No image.svg Allan Rogers Bootle 19791990 Died [96]
Conservative No image.svg Martin Stevens Fulham 19791986 Died [97]
Labour No image.svg Roger Thomas Carmarthen 19791987 Retired [98]
Conservative No image.svg David Ashby North West Leicestershire 19831997 Retired [99]
Labour Official portrait of Mr Nicholas Brown crop 2.jpg Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East 1983–present Serving [100]
Labour Rondavies1998.jpg Ron Davies Caerphilly 19832001 Retired [101]
Conservative No image.svg Jerry Hayes Harlow 19831997 Defeated [102]
Conservative Official portrait of Lord Hayward crop 2.jpg Robert Hayward Kingswood 19831992 Defeated [103]
Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes3.jpg Simon Hughes Bermondsey and Old Southwark 19832015 Defeated [104][105]
Labour Official portrait of Lord Smith of Finsbury crop 2.jpg Chris Smith Islington South and Finsbury 19832005 Retired [106]
Conservative Michael Portillo December 2017.jpg Michael Portillo Enfield Southgate 19841997 Defeated [107][108][109]
Kensington and Chelsea 19992005 Retired
Conservative No image.svg Alan Amos Hexham 19871992 Retired [110]
Conservative No image.svg John Bowis Battersea 19871997 Defeated [111]
Labour Official portrait of Keith Vaz crop 2.jpg Keith Vaz Leicester East 19872019 Retired [112][113]
Labour Official portrait of Mr Clive Betts crop 2.jpg Clive Betts Sheffield South East 1992–present Serving [114]
Conservative Official portrait of Sir Alan Duncan crop 2.jpg Alan Duncan Rutland and Melton 19922019 Retired [115]
Labour Official portrait of Ms Angela Eagle.jpg Angela Eagle Wallasey 1992–present Serving [116]
Conservative Official portrait of Mr Nigel Evans crop 2.jpg Nigel Evans Ribble Valley 1992–present Serving [117]
Conservative Michael Fabricant.jpg Michael Fabricant Lichfield 1992–present Serving [118]
Labour Peter Mandelson at Politics of Climate Change 3.jpg Peter Mandelson Hartlepool 19922004 Resigned to become European Commissioner for Trade [119][120][121][122]
Conservative Official portrait of Crispin Blunt crop 2.jpg Crispin Blunt Reigate 1997–present Serving [22]
Labour No image.svg David Borrow South Ribble 19972010 Defeated [123]
Labour Official portrait of Mr Ben Bradshaw crop 2.jpg Ben Bradshaw Exeter 1997–present Serving [124]
Conservative Nick Gibb Minister.jpg Nick Gibb Bognor Regis and Littlehampton 1997–present Serving [125][126]
Labour Official portrait of Gordon Marsden crop 2.jpg Gordon Marsden Blackpool South 19972019 Defeated [127]
Liberal Democrats No image.svg Mark Oaten Winchester 19972010 Retired [91][128]
Labour Official portrait of Stephen Twigg crop 2.jpg Stephen Twigg Enfield Southgate 19972005 Defeated [124]
Liverpool West Derby 20102019 Retired [129]
Conservative Shaun Woodward, June 2009 cropped.jpg Shaun Woodward Witney 19972001 Joined the Labour Party [130]
Labour St Helens South and Whiston 20012015 Retired
Conservative Gregory Barker, Minister of State of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.jpg Greg Barker Bexhill and Battle 20012015 Retired [131]
Labour Official portrait of Chris Bryant crop 2.jpg Chris Bryant Rhondda 2001–present Serving [132]
Labour David Cairns (cropped).jpg David Cairns Inverclyde 20012011 Died [132]
Liberal Democrats David Laws Minister.jpg David Laws Yeovil 20012015 Defeated [133]
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 2016.jpg Adam Price Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 20012010 Retired [134]
Labour Official portrait of Nia Griffith crop 2.jpg Nia Griffith Llanelli 2005–present Serving [132]
Conservative Justine Greening June 2015.jpg Justine Greening Putney 2005–2019 Stripped of Conservative whip, became an independent [135]
Independent 2019 Retired
Conservative Nick Herbert - minister for policing and criminal justice.jpg Nick Herbert Arundel and South Downs 20052019 Retired [136]
Conservative Official portrait of Daniel Kawczynski crop 2.jpg Daniel Kawczynski Shrewsbury and Atcham 2005–present Serving [137]
Conservative Official portrait of David Mundell crop 2.jpg David Mundell Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 2005–present Serving [138]
Liberal Democrats SWilliams Headshot.JPG Stephen Williams Bristol West 20052015 Defeated [139]
Conservative Official portrait of Stuart Andrew crop 2.jpg Stuart Andrew Pudsey 2010–present Serving [132]
Conservative Nickboles.jpg Nick Boles Grantham and Stamford 2010–2019 Resigned from the Conservative Party, became an independent Conservative [140]
Ind. Progressive Conservative 2019 Retired
Conservative Official portrait of Conor Burns crop 2.jpg Conor Burns Bournemouth West 2010–present Serving [141]
Conservative No image.svg Mike Freer Finchley and Golders Green 2010–present Serving [142]
Liberal Democrats Steve Gilbert Mugshot.JPG Steve Gilbert St Austell and Newquay 20102015 Defeated [143]
Conservative Official portrait of Margot James crop 2.jpg Margot James Stourbridge 20102019 Retired [132]
Conservative Official portrait of Mark Menzies crop 2.jpg Mark Menzies Fylde 2010–present Serving [144]
Conservative Eric 1.jpg Eric Ollerenshaw Lancaster and Fleetwood 20102015 Defeated [144]
Conservative Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP.jpg Christopher Pincher Tamworth 2010–present Serving [132]
Conservative Official portrait of Iain Stewart crop 2.jpg Iain Stewart Milton Keynes South 2010–present Serving [132]
Labour Official portrait of Stephen Doughty crop 2.jpg Stephen Doughty Cardiff South and Penarth 2012–present Serving [145]
Labour Official portrait of Mr Steve Reed crop 2.jpg Steve Reed Croydon North 2012–present Serving [146]
SNP Official portrait of Hannah Bardell crop 3.jpg Hannah Bardell Livingston 2015–present Serving [132]
SNP Mhairi Black MP - official photo 2017.jpg Mhairi Black Paisley and Renfrewshire South 2015–present Serving [147]
SNP No image.svg Joanna Cherry Edinburgh South West 2015–present Serving [132]
SNP Official portrait of Angela Crawley crop 2.jpg Angela Crawley Lanark and Hamilton East 2015–present Serving [132]
SNP Official portrait of Martin Docherty-Hughes crop 2.jpg Martin Docherty West Dunbartonshire 2015–present Serving [132]
Conservative Ben Howlett, 2015 hustings.JPG Ben Howlett Bath 20152017 Defeated [132]
Labour Official portrait of Gerald Jones crop 2.jpg Gerald Jones Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 2015–present Serving [132]
Labour Official portrait of Peter Kyle crop 2.jpg Peter Kyle Hove 2015–present Serving [148]
SNP Official portrait of Stewart Malcolm McDonald crop 2.jpg Stewart McDonald Glasgow South 2015–present Serving [132]
SNP Official portrait of Stuart C. McDonald crop 2.jpg Stuart McDonald Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 2015–present Serving [132]
SNP John Nicolson MP.jpg John Nicolson East Dunbartonshire 20152017 Defeated [132]
Labour Official portrait of Cat Smith crop 2.jpg Cat Smith Lancaster and Fleetwood 2015–present Serving [148]
Labour Official portrait of Wes Streeting crop 2.jpg Wes Streeting Ilford North 2015–present Serving [148]
Conservative Official portrait of Mr William Wragg crop 2.jpg William Wragg Hazel Grove 2015–present Serving [149]
Labour Official portrait of Dan Carden crop 2.jpg Dan Carden Liverpool Walton 2017–present Serving [150]
Labour Official portrait of Gerard Killen crop 2.jpg Gerard Killen Rutherglen and Hamilton West 20172019 Defeated [150]
Labour Sandy Martin MP - official photo 2017.jpg Sandy Martin Ipswich 20172019 Defeated [150]
Conservative Damien Moore MP.jpg Damien Moore Southport 2017–present Serving [150]
Labour Stephen Morgan MP - official photo 2017.jpg Stephen Morgan Portsmouth South 2017–present Serving [151]
Labour Official portrait of Luke Pollard crop 2.jpg Luke Pollard Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 2017–present Serving [150]
Conservative Official portrait of Lee Rowley crop 2.jpg Lee Rowley North East Derbyshire 2017–present Serving [150]
Labour Official portrait of Lloyd Russell-Moyle crop 2.jpg Lloyd Russell-Moyle Brighton Kemptown 2017–present Serving [150]
Liberal Democrats Official portrait of Layla Moran crop 2.jpg Layla Moran Oxford West and Abingdon 2017–present Serving [152]
Conservative Official portrait of Ross Thomson crop 2.jpg Ross Thomson Aberdeen South 20172019 Retired [150]
Conservative Chris Clarkson Heywood and Middleton 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Elliot Colburn Carshalton and Wellington 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Mark Fletcher Bolsover 2019–present Serving [153]
Independent Neale Hanvey Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Antony Higginbotham Burnley 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Paul Holmes Eastleigh 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Kieran Mullan Crewe and Nantwich 2019–present Serving [153]
SNP Alyn Smith Sterling 2019–present Serving [153]
Conservative Jacob Young Redcar 2019–present Serving [153]

List of LGBT Members of the House of Lords[edit]

Party Portrait Title Creation Tenure Notes
Independent Michiel J. van Miereveld - George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham - Google Art Project.jpg The Duke of Buckingham 23 February 1616
(hereditary)
1616–1628 [154][155]
Independent 2ndEarlOfCastlehaven.jpg The Earl of Castlehaven 15 June 1617
(hereditary)
1617–1631 [156]
Tory No image.svg The Earl of Clarendon 31 October 1709
(hereditary)
1709–1723 [16]
Whig JhnHervey.jpg The Lord Hervey 11 June 1733
(hereditary)
1733–1743 [8][9]
Whig Steven-Fox-Strangways-First-Earl-of-Ilchester-Put-1730-1860.jpg The Earl of Ilchester 6 November 1741
(hereditary)
1741–1776 [10]
Whig WilliamCourtenay3rdViscountByCoswayRAMMExeter.PNG The Earl of Devon 14 October 1788
(hereditary)
1788–1835 [157]
Whig Horace Walpole by John Giles Eccardt.jpg The Earl of Orford 5 December 1791
(hereditary)
1791–1797 [158][159]
Whig George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron by Richard Westall (2).jpg The Lord Byron 19 May 1798
(hereditary)
1798–1824 [160][161]
Whig LordKingston.jpg The Earl of Kingston 18 October 1839
(hereditary)
1839–1867 [23]
Liberal Earl beauchamp1900.jpg The Earl Beauchamp 19 February 1891
(hereditary)
1891–1938 [162]
Liberal Reginald Brett - 2nd Viscount Esher - Coming men on coming questions (1905) (14759243546).jpg The Viscount Esher 24 May 1899
(hereditary)
1899–1930 [30][31]
Conservative Georgeseymour.jpg The Marquess of Hertford 23 March 1912
(hereditary)
1912–1940 [163]
Liberal Lewis Harcourt MP.jpg The Viscount Harcourt 28 August 1917
(hereditary)
1917–1922 [32][33]
Crossbench Lord Berners in 1935.jpg The Lord Berners 23 March 1918
(hereditary)
1918–1950 [164]
Conservative No image.svg The Lord Alington 30 July 1919
(hereditary)
1919–1940 [37]
Conservative No image.svg The Lord Lloyd 25 July 1925
(hereditary)
1925–1941 [37]
Conservative Earllauderdale.jpg The Earl of Lauderdale 14 September 1931
(hereditary)
1931–1953 [165][166][167]
Labour Lordfaringdon.jpg The Lord Faringdon 17 March 1934
(hereditary)
1934–1977 [168]
Conservative Trevisc.jpg The Viscount Tredegar 3 May 1934
(hereditary)
1934–1949 [169]
Liberal The Lord Keynes 17 April 1942
(hereditary)
1942–1946 [170][171]
Conservative No image.svg The Duke of Wellington 16 September 1943
(hereditary)
1943–1972 [165][166][167]
Conservative 5th Marquess of Dufferin & Ava.jpg The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava 25 March 1945
(hereditary)
1945–1988 [172]
Conservative Lord Montagu of Beaulieu 038.jpg The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu 14 November 1947
(hereditary)
1947–2015 [169]
Labour No image.svg The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 14 December 1947
(hereditary)
1947–1958 [47][48]
Conservative Viscount Maugham 3 Allan Warren.jpg The Viscount Maugham 23 March 1958
(hereditary)
1958–1981 [173]
Conservative Lord Boothby Allan Warren.jpg The Lord Boothby 22 August 1958 1958–1986 [44][45][46]
Conservative No image.svg The Earl of Arran 19 December 1958
(hereditary)
1958 [174]
Conservative Lennox-Boyd.jpg The Viscount Boyd 21 September 1960
(hereditary)
1960–1983 [51][52]
Conservative No image.svg The Earl of Sandwich 15 June 1962
(hereditary)
1962–1964 [66]
Labour Tom Driberg.jpg The Lord Bradwell 21 January 1976 1976 [67]
Crossbench Benjamin Britten, London Records 1968 publicity photo for Wikipedia.jpg The Lord Britten 15 July 1976 1976 [175]
Conservative No image.svg The Earl of Avon 14 January 1977
(hereditary)
1977–1985 [176]
Labour No image.svg The Viscount Tonypandy 14 June 1983
(hereditary)
1983-1997 [47][48]
Liberal Democrats Roy Jenkins 1977b.jpg The Lord Jenkins 12 May 1987 1987–2003 [47][48]
Conservative No image.svg The Lord St John-Stevas 19 October 1987 1987–2012 [79]
Labour Official portrait of Baroness Hilton of Eggardon crop 2.jpg The Baroness Hilton of Eggardon 14 June 1991 1991–present [132]
Labour No image.svg The Lord Montague 1 November 1997 1997–1999 [177]
Labour Waheed Alli 2010.jpg The Lord Alli 18 July 1998 1998–present [132]
Liberal Democrats Official portrait of Baroness Barker crop 2.jpg The Baroness Barker 31 July 1999 1999–present [178][179]
Crossbench Lord John Browne at the L1 Energy launch New York (cropped).jpg The Lord Browne of Madingley 28 June 2001 2001–present [180][181]
Labour Official portrait of Lord Smith of Finsbury crop 2.jpg The Lord Smith of Finsbury 22 June 2005 2005–present [182]
Conservative Official portrait of Lord Black of Brentwood crop 2.jpg The Lord Black of Brentwood 9 July 2010 2010–present [183][184]
Conservative Official portrait of Baroness Stedman-Scott crop 2.jpg The Baroness Stedman-Scott 12 July 2010 2010–present [185]
Labour Official portrait of Lord Collins of Highbury crop 2.jpg The Lord Collins of Highbury 20 January 2011 2011–present [132]
Conservative No image.svg The Lord Glendonbrook 22 March 2011 2011–present [132]
Liberal Democrats Lord Paddick Official Portrait.jpg The Lord Paddick 12 September 2013 2013–present [186]
Labour No image.svg The Lord Allen of Kensington 2 October 2013 2013–present [187]
Liberal Democrats Baron Scriven.jpg The Lord Scriven 19 September 2014 2014–present
Labour Official portrait of Lord Cashman crop 2.jpg The Lord Cashman 23 September 2014 2014–present [188]
Conservative Official portrait of Lord Hayward crop 2.jpg The Lord Hayward 28 September 2015 2015–present [189]
Liberal Democrats No image.svg The Lord Oates 5 October 2015 2015–present [132]
Conservative Gregory Barker, Minister of State of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.jpg The Lord Barker of Battle 12 October 2015 2015–present [190]
Labour No image.svg The Lord Livermore 21 October 2015 2015–present [191]
Conservative Ian Duncan - English part - Citizens’ Corner debate on COP21- Climate change and its effects on our daily life (23380282992).jpg The Lord Duncan 14 July 2017 2017–present [192]
Conservative No image.svg The Lord Parkinson 9 October 2019 2019–present [193]
Crossbench The Baroness Hunt 16 October 2019 2019–present [194]
Labour Debbie Wilcox, 2018.jpg The Baroness Wilcox 21 October 2019 2019–present [195]

List of LGBT Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Conservative No image.svg Tom Spencer Derbyshire 19791984 Defeated [196][197]
Surrey 19891999 Retired
Labour No image.svg Alan Donnelly Tyne and Wear & North East England 1989–1999 Resigned [198]
Conservative No image.svg John Bowis London 19992009 Retired [111]
Labour Official portrait of Lord Cashman crop 2.jpg Michael Cashman West Midlands 19992014 Retired [199]
SNP Alyn Smith MEP 003.jpeg Alyn Smith Scotland 2004–present Serving [200]
UKIP Nicole Sinclaire.JPG Nikki Sinclaire West Midlands 2009–2010 Resigned from UKIP [201]
Independent 2010–2012 Created We Demand a Referendum Now
We Demand a Referendum 2012–2014 Defeated
UKIP David Coburn 2014.jpg David Coburn Scotland 2014–2019 Joined the Brexit Party [202]
Brexit Party 2019 Retired
Labour Seb Dance.jpg Seb Dance London 2014–present Serving [203]
Conservative Ian Duncan - English part - Citizens’ Corner debate on COP21- Climate change and its effects on our daily life (23380282992).jpg Ian Duncan Scotland 2014–2017 Resigned to join the House of Lords [192]
Brexit Party No image.svg Louis Stedman-Bryce Scotland 2019–present Serving [204][8]
Brexit Party David Bull 2019.jpg David Bull North West England 2019–present Serving [205]

List of LGBT Members of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Liberal Democrats Iain smith.jpg Iain Smith North East Fife 19992011 Defeated [206]
Liberal Democrats Margaret-SmithMSP.jpg Margaret Smith Edinburgh West 19992011 Defeated [207]
Scottish Green PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Patrick Harvie Glasgow 2003–present Serving [208]
SNP JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Joe FitzPatrick Dundee City West 2007–present Serving [209]
SNP Marco Biagi.JPG Marco Biagi Edinburgh Central 20112016 Retired [210]
Conservative RuthDavidsonMSP.jpg Ruth Davidson Glasgow 20112016 Serving [211]
Edinburgh Central 2016–present
Labour Kezia Dugdale MSP - May 2016.JPG Kezia Dugdale Lothian 2011–2019 Resigned [212]
SNP JimEadieMSP20110509.JPG Jim Eadie Edinburgh Southern 20112016 Defeated [213]
SNP Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay.png Derek Mackay Renfrewshire North and West 2011–present Serving [214]
SNP KevinStewartMSP20110507.JPG Kevin Stewart Aberdeen Central 2011–present Serving [215]
SNP JeaneFreemanMSP.jpg Jeane Freeman Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 2016–present Serving [213]
SNP JennyGilruthMSP-May2016.jpg Jenny Gilruth Mid Fife and Glenrothes 2016–present Serving [212]
Conservative JamieGreeneMSP.jpg Jamie Greene West Scotland 2016–present Serving [216]
Conservative Official portrait of Ross Thomson crop 2.jpg Ross Thomson North East Scotland 20162017 Resigned to become Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South [217]
Conservative AnnieWellsMSP.jpg Annie Wells Glasgow 2016–present Serving [218]

List of LGBT Members of the National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Labour Rondavies1998.jpg Ron Davies Caerphilly 19992003 Retired [101]
Labour Hannah Blythyn AM (27555185853).jpg Hannah Blythyn Delyn 2016–present Serving [219]
Labour Jeremy Miles AM (28170809995).jpg Jeremy Miles Neath 2016–present Serving [219]
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 2016.jpg Adam Price Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 2016–present Serving [219]

List of LGBT Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Alliance No image.svg John Blair South Antrim 2018–present Serving [220]
Alliance No image.svg Andrew Muir North Down 2019–present Serving [221]

List of LGBT Members of the London Assembly[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Notes
Conservative Richard Barnes.jpg Richard Barnes Ealing and Hillingdon 20002012 [222]
Conservative No image.svg Brian Coleman Barnet and Camden 20002012 [223]
Conservative Roger Evans London Assembly Con.jpg Roger Evans Havering and Redbridge 20002016 [31]
Green Darren Johnson 20080906.jpg Darren Johnson 10th Additional Member 20002016 [224]
Conservative Andrew Boff AM.png Andrew Boff 2nd Additional Member 2008–present [225]
Labour Tom Copley AM in North Finchley, 2012.jpg Tom Copley 6th Additional Member 2012–present [226]
UKIP Peter Whittle AM (cropped).png Peter Whittle 5th Additional Member 2016–present [225]

List of LGBT Police and Crime Commissioners[edit]

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Labour Commissioner Olly Martins.jpg Olly Martins Bedfordshire 20122016 Defeated [227]
Conservative No image.svg David Munro Surrey 2016–present Serving [228][229]

List of LGBT directly elected mayors[edit]

Party Portrait Name Area Tenure Notes
Mayor 4 Stoke Mike Wolfe (politician).jpg Mike Wolfe Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent 2002–2005 [230]
Labour No image.svg Paul Dennett Mayor of Salford 2016–present [231]
Labour No image.svg Philip Glanville Mayor of Hackney 2016–present [231]
Conservative Andy Street Mayor.jpg Andy Street Mayor of the West Midlands 2017–present [232]
Labour No image.svg Damien Egan Mayor of Lewisham 2018–present [231]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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