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Ann Widdecombe criticises Nigel Evans’s ‘coming out’

December 19, 2010

Ann Widdecombe

Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe has criticised the ‘coming out’ of deputy speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans. She said that being gay “is not an issue” and said that MPs should not disclose details of their private lives.

Miss Widdecombe, a former contestant on Strictly Come Dancing told The Sunday Times that she would not be backing the launch on Monday of ParliOut, the first LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) network for the Parliamentary staff, MPs and Lords.

Asked if she supported the group, she said: “No I do not. MPs are supposed to be there to help other people not to go whingeing on their own behalf. I cannot understand the modern day emphasis and fascination and obsession with people’s private lives.

via Ann Widdecombe criticises Nigel Evans’s ‘coming out’ and launch of gay Parliament group – Pink News.