Green Party condemns Conservative MP’s comments on homosexuality

28 April 2017

The Green Party has responded to allegations Conservative MP Andrew Turner told college students that homosexuality is ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous to society’ [1].

Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader, said:

“There’s no place for these prehistoric pronouncements in our politics. It’s astounding that in this day and age we’re hearing reports of an MP spreading such hatred, particularly in a college which should be a place of learning and respect.

“The Isle of Wight deserves so much better from its elected representative. Green Party candidate Vix Lowthion [2] will stand up for a fairer, more inclusive society and champion the rights of all, including the LGBTIQA+ community. Vote Green to kick this bigotry out of Parliament.

“This has come on the same day the Green Party launched its LGBTIQA+ manifesto [3] with promises to protect LGBTIQA+ refugees, provide decent HIV protection and promote rights for intersex and trans people.” 

Notes:

1. https://onthewight.com/isle-of-wight-mp-homosexuality-wrong-dangerous-to-society-andrew-turner-students/

2. Vix Lowthion is the Green Party’s education spokesperson and general election candidate in the Isle of Wight, where she is a teacher.

3. https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2017/04/28/greens-to-launch-lgbtiqa-manifesto-in-church/

 






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