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This is a list of members of the House of Commons, House of Lords, Scottish Parliament, Welsh National Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and UK members of the European Parliament who are known to be lesbian, gay or bisexual.

The list is ordered by first term of office, then by name.

House of CommonsEdit

Name Sexuality In office Party Out Relationships Notes
John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey Bisexual 1725–1733 Bury St Edmunds Unknown Married to Mary Lepell, Lady Hervey
Maureen Colquhoun Lesbian February 1974–1979 (Northampton North) Labour Outed in office 1976 [1] Divorced 1980
Michael Brown Gay[2] 1979–1983 (Brigg and Scunthorpe), 1983–1997 (Brigg and Cleethorpes) Conservative Outed in office 1994[3]
Matthew Parris Gay[4] 1979–1986 (West Derbyshire) Conservative Out after office 1998 Civil partnership 2006
Nick Brown Gay 1983–1997 (Newcastle upon Tyne East), 1997–present (Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend) Labour Came out in office 1998 [5]
Simon Hughes Bisexual[6] 1983–2010 (North Southwark and Bermondsey), 2010–present (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) Liberal Democrats (Pressured) came out in office (2006) [7]
Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury Gay 1983–2005 (Islington South & Finsbury) Labour Came out in office 1984[8], Came out as HIV+ 2005[9]
Clive Betts Gay 1992–2010 (Sheffield Attercliffe), 2010–present (Sheffield South East) Labour Outed in office 2003 [10]
Alan Duncan Gay 1992–present (Rutland and Melton) Conservative Came out in office 2002[11] Civil partnership 2008[12] First Conservative MP to come out
Angela Eagle Lesbian 1992–present (Wallasey) Labour Came out in office 1997[13] Civil partnership 2008[14] First woman MP & first woman Labour MP to come out
Peter Mandelson, Baron Mandelson Gay 1992–2004 (Hartlepool) Labour Outed in office 1998 [15]
Crispin Blunt Gay 1997–present (Reigate (UK Parliament constituency)) Conservative Came out in office 2010[16] Separated from wife.
David Borrow Gay 1997–2010 (South Ribble) Labour Came out in office 1998 [17] Civil partnership May 2006[18] First MP to enter in a civil partnership
Ben Bradshaw Gay[19] 1997–present (Exeter) Labour Out before office[20] Civil partnership June 2006[21][22]
Gordon Marsden Gay[23] 1997–present (Blackpool South) Labour Came out in office 1998 [24][17]
Stephen Twigg Gay[25] 1997–2005 (Enfield Southgate), 2010–present (Liverpool West Derby) Labour Out before office[26] First MP & first Labour MP to come out before entering office
Gregory Barker Gay[27] 2001–present (Bexhill and Battle) Conservative Outed in office 2006[28] Divorced
Chris Bryant Gay 2001–present (Rhondda) Labour Out before office [29] Civil partnership 2010 First MP to enter into a civil partnership in the House of Commons[30]
David Cairns Gay[31] 2001–2005 (Greenock and Inverclyde), 2005–present (Inverclyde) Labour Out in office (unknown if before or during)[32]
David Laws Gay 2001–present (Yeovil) Liberal Democrats Outed in office 2010[33]
Adam Price Gay[34] 2001–2010 (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) Plaid Cymru Out in office (unknown if before or during)[35]
Nick Herbert Gay[36] 2005–present (Arundel and South Downs) Conservative Out before office[37] Civil partnership 2009[38] First Conservative MP to come out before entering office
Stephen Williams Gay[39] 2005–present (Bristol West) Liberal Democrats Out before office First Liberal Democrat MP to be out
Stuart Andrew Gay[40] 2010–present (Pudsey) Conservative Out before office [40]
Nicholas Boles Gay[41] 2010–present (Grantham and Stamford) Conservative Out before office [42]
Conor Burns Gay[43] 2010–present (Bournemouth West) Conservative Out before office[44]
Mike Freer Gay 2010–present (Finchley and Golders Green) Conservative Out before office [45] Civil partnership (before office)[46]
Margot James Lesbian[47] 2010–present (Stourbridge) Conservative Out before office[40] First woman MP & first Conservative MP to come out before entering office
Eric Ollerenshaw Gay 2010–present (Lancaster and Fleetwood) Conservative Out before office [48]
Iain Stewart Gay[49] 2010–present (Milton Keynes South) Conservative Out before office[40]
Steve Gilbert Gay 2010–present (St Austell and Newquay) Liberal Democrats Out before office [50]

House of LordsEdit

Name Sexuality In office Party Out Relationships Notes
John Wilmot Bisexual[citation needed] 1658 (2nd Earl of Rochester) Unknown Rumoured to be Bisexual[citation needed] Married to Elizabeth Malet
John Hervey Bisexual[citation needed] 1733 (2nd Baron Hervey) Unknown Known to be Bisexual[citation needed] Married to female partner Lord Privy Seal (1740–1742)
George Gordon Byron Bisexual[citation needed] 1798 (6th Baron Byron) Unknown Known to be Bisexual[citation needed] Married to female partner
Archibald Primrose Straight/Bisexual[citation needed] 1868 (5th Earl of Rosebury) Liberal Thought to be Bisexual[citation needed] Thought to be in a relationship with Francis Douglas[citation needed] Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
William Lygon Gay[51] 1891 (Lord Beauchamp, 7th Earl Beauchamp) Liberal Outed 1931[52]
Robert Cecil Romer "Robin" Maugham Bisexual[citation needed] 1916 (2nd Viscount Maugham) Conservative Known to be Gay, when actually Bisexual[citation needed]
Napier George Henry Sturt Bisexual[citation needed] 1919 (3rd Baron Alington) Conservative Known to be Bisexual[citation needed] Married to female partner
Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu Bisexual[53] 1929 (Baron Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu) Conservative Outed 1954 [54] Divorced, remarried to female partner Convicted of "consensual homosexual offences", arguably instrumental in the decriminalisation of homosexuality in UK
Oliver Baldwin Gay[citation needed] 1947 (Lord Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley) Labour Died unmarried Son of Conservative Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Robert Boothby Bisexual[55] 1958 (Baron Boothby of Buchan) Conservative Out in private[55] Divorced, remarried
Tom Driberg Gay[citation needed] 1976 (Baron Bradwell of Bradwell-on-Sea) Labour Not out in public Married late in life
Nicholas Eden Gay[56] 1977 (Lord Avon, 2nd Earl of Avon) Conservative Widely known to be gay[57] Died unmarried Son of Conservative Prime Minister, Anthony Eden
(Frederick William) John Augustus Hervey Gay[58] 1985 7th Marquess of Bristol Conservative Widely known to be Gay Divorced
Michael Montague Gay [59] 1997 (Baron Montague of Oxford) Labour
Waheed Alli Gay[60] 1998 (Baron Alli of Norbury) Labour Out before office[61] Divorced
Chris Smith Gay[62] 2005 (Baron Smith of Finsbury) Labour Out before office
Peter Mandelson Gay [63] 2008 (Baron Mandelson of Foy and of Hartlepool[64][65]) Labour Out before office [66]
Guy Black Gay[67] 2010 (Baron Black of Brentwood) Conservative Out before office[68] Civil partnership (before office) First out Conservative peer

Scottish ParliamentEdit

Name Sexuality In office Party Out Relationships Notes
Iain Smith Gay 1999–present (North East Fife) Scottish Liberal Democrats Unknown, out by 2000[69] First MSP to be out
Margaret Smith Lesbian 1999–present (Edinburgh West) Scottish Liberal Democrats Came out in office 2003[70] Divorced 2003, civil partnership 2006 First woman MSP to come out
Patrick Harvie Bisexual 2003–present (Glasgow) Scottish Green Party Out before office [71] First out leader of a Scottish Party
Joe FitzPatrick Gay 2007–present (Dundee West) Scottish National Party Unknown First out SNP MSP

Welsh AssemblyEdit

Name Sexuality In office Party Out Relationships Notes
Ron Davies Bisexual 1999–2003 (Caerphilly) Welsh Labour Outed in office 2003 [72] Twice divorced, married to female partner First outed & out MWA

Northern Ireland AssemblyEdit

None currently known

European ParliamentEdit

Name Sexuality In office Party Out Relationships Notes
Tom Spencer Gay 1979–1984 (Derbyshire), 1989–1994 (Surrey West), 1994–1999 (Surrey) Conservative Outed in office 1999 [73] Married to female partner
Michael Cashman Gay 1999–present (West Midlands) Labour Out before office Civil partnership March 2006
Nikki Sinclaire Lesbian 2009–present (West Midlands) UKIP Out before office

See alsoEdit

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