Following the British general election, the number of MPs who declared to be LGBTI + increased to over 50. Among them is the first gay Muslim MP from the Conservative Party, Imrad Ahmad Khan.
According to the news in Yeşilgazete, the number of LGBTI + MPs in the House of Commons has exceeded 50 after the general elections held in Britain last week. Thus, Britain became the country with the most open LGBTI + MPs in its parliament.
The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who won the election with 368 seats, entered the parliament by declaring that he is currently at least 24 gay or bisexual . The ranking is followed by the Labor Party with 18 deputies. At least 9 MPs from the Scottish National Party declared LGBTI +.
The world’s first open gay Muslim MP
The election of Imrad Ahmad Khan from the Conservative Party to the parliament was welcomed by Muslim gay communities with great joy. Thus, for the first time in the world open gay Muslim MP was elected.
Elliot: We’re not scared, we won’t hide.
On the other hand, the increase in the number of LGBTI + in the parliament can still cause criticism in the society. Conservative Party’s 27-year-old Elliot Colburn, who entered parliament, celebrated the outcome of the election by kissing her boyfriend gathered reaction on social media.
Commenting on the reactions, Colburn said, “I wanted to show that we wouldn’t hide because people were feeling uncomfortable. It helps people to understand that we are like other couples. Kul
The rate of female MPs is 34 percent
The election results were also pleasing in terms of women’s representation. The proportion of women in Westminster has risen by 2 percent to 34 percent compared to last year’s parliament. For the first time, the number of women deputies in the Labor Party has exceeded 50 percent.