Words: Steve Brown
Boris Johnson’s new Parliament has the highest number of LGBTQ MPs in the world.
After the general election last week, the Conservatives won by a landslide amount and managed to secure a number of seats that have been Labour since 1932.
Before the election, six LGBTQ Tories and one Labour stood down and three out Labour MPs lost their seats.
But it appears the number of out LGBTQ MPs rose considerably and there are now 20 Tories, 15 Labour and 10 SNP MPs who identify as LGBTQ – the highest number of out elected MPs in the world.
The SNP has the highest proportion of gay, bi and lesbian MPs of any other party while around 5.5 per cent of Tories and 7.4 per cent of Labour MPs identify as LGBTQ.
There are no LGBTQ MPs for the Liberal Democrats – who saw a whopping defeat – Plaid Cymru, Green Party and Northern Irish parties.
During the election Imran Ahmad-Khan made history as the first out Muslim elected MP in the world.
More than half of Labour's MPs are now women for the first time and of the 26 new Labour MPs, just four are white men.
The full list of out LGBTQ MPs can be found below:
Daniel Kawczynski - Shrewsbury & Atcham
Crispin Blunt - Reigate
Conor Burns - Bournemouth West
Nigel Evans - Ribble Valley
Lee Rowley - Derbyshire North East
Mark Menzies - Fylde
Nick Gibb - Bognor Regis & Littlehampton
Iain Stewart - Milton Keynes South
Paul Holmes - Eastleigh
Imran Ahmad Khan - Wakefield
Mark Fletcher - Bolsover
William Wragg - Hazel Grove
Stuart Andrew - Pudsey
Damien Moore - Southport
David Mundell - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale
Mike Freer - Finchley and Golders Green
Kieran Mullan - Crewe and Nantwich
Elliot Colburn - Carshalton and Wallington
Chris Clarkson - Heywood and Middleton
Antony Higginbotham - Burnley
Angela Eagle - Wallasey
Clive Betts - Sheffield South East
Nick Brown - Newcastle upon Tyne East
Dan Carden - Liverpool Walton
Stephen Doughty - Cardiff South & Penarth
Nia Griffith - Llanelli
Gerald Jones - Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney
Luke Pollard - Plymouth, Sutton
Steve Reed - Croydon North
Wes Streeting - Ilford North
Ben Bradshaw - Exeter
Chris Bryant - Rhondda
Peter Kyle - Hove
Lloyd Russell Moyle - Brighton Kemptown
Cat Smith - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Scottish National Party
Hannah Bardell - Livingston
Mhairi Black - Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Martin Docherty - West Dunbartonshire
Stuart McDonald - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch
Stewart McDonald - Glasgow South
Joanna Cherry - Edinburgh South West
Alyn Smith - Stirling
Angela Crawley - Lanark & Hamilton East
John Nicholson - Ochil and South Perthshire
Neale Hanvey - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath