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Tories choose lesbian to fight Glasgow by-election

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  1. Great :)

    Good luck to her

  2. GlasgowLesbians 14 Aug 2009, 7:48pm

    I agree, good luck to her, hope she wins x

  3. John (Derbyshire) 14 Aug 2009, 7:55pm

    Its just window dressing as far as the Tories are concened. When they pick an openly gay lesbian as prospective conservative part for a SAFE seat-THEN I`ll believe their sincerity!

  4. i cannot understand the mentality of people who stand for parties who seek to deny them 100% equality.i wish her luck because shes almost def not a religous psycho and thats always a plus.

  5. Justin Hinchcliffe 14 Aug 2009, 10:02pm

    We have seleted plenty of out men and women to contest safe and marginal seats. Believe us now, John?

  6. Never Kissed a Tory 14 Aug 2009, 10:35pm

    We’ll never be fooled. We can see marketing. Poor deluded gays in the Tory Party. They will learn soon enough!

  7. In that part of Glasgow (or any part of Glasgow for that matter), a Tory has zero chance of winning. Have to also agree with the above comment as to why on earth someone would choose to support a party that wishes to deny them equal rights under the law.

  8. Simon Murphy 15 Aug 2009, 1:46am

    A gay tory?
    Why?
    That poor deluded fool? Doesn’t she realise what the tories think of her?

  9. I am sure she is nice person but she is just being used by the Tories. A puppet dancing at the end of the strings controlled by the homophobic puppeteer.

  10. theotherone 15 Aug 2009, 12:16pm

    you sad, sad bastards!

    it’s not weither she will win or not, it’s that this is a high profile camnpaign. They’ve chose a Lesbian to fight a high profile campaign, one that will be in the news day in day out.

    In the Last Glasgow Bielection the Torys chose a Black Scoial Worker as their candate, a Black Social Worker who kept her deposit in a Working Class aria and beat the Lib Dems into fourth place. Was that window dressing too?

    More irational rants against the Tory party.

    BTW: since Cameran’s apoligised for the party’s position on clause 28 will Gordo do the same – apoligise for not voting for a single peice of Gay Rights legislation before he became leader? I’m waiting for the apoligy…

  11. Sister Mary Clarence 15 Aug 2009, 12:22pm

    The sad thing is that you probably actually believe that Rich. Alan Duncan, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, window dressing as well I guess?

    Lets not muddy the waters with facts like the polls showing that Labour has lost the gay vote and the party getting the largest portion of the gay vote at the next election will be the Tory party.

  12. theotherone 15 Aug 2009, 1:05pm

    ypu’re a lier sister – those fvck1ng Poofs will go with labour if they know what’s good for them! If they don’t suport gordo then we’ll set Jackboots Jackie on them!

  13. Jean-Paul a.k.a. Bentham 16 Aug 2009, 2:48am

    “Last month, research conducted by the ConservativeHome blog suggested that the number of openly gay Conservative MPs could treble at the next general election.”

    If there’s any truth in this, Sister Mary Clarence makes sense to me.

    If not, hello Simon Murphy (8):

    “A gay tory? Why? That poor deluded fool? Doesn’t she realise what the tories think of her?”

    I know I’m not really adding anything to the debate; I’m just pointing out how difficult it is to cast a vote in the UK.

  14. I’m not familiar with the politics there. But anytime you have the conservatives (tories) attaching their name to gay people, that is probably good. What I would be concerned about is that in most instances, the parties in the parliment always vote as a block. So, will she have any influence I don’t know.

    The other possibility is that she is being used. if there is no chance that she could win, gay or not, is the party going to point to her as an example of “we lost because of a gay candidate”, and hence use her to further homophobia. that probably is the question, It’s up to the scotts there to decide what the scene really is. Though I have a gut feel that it is improving.

  15. Sister Mary Clarence 16 Aug 2009, 11:28am

    SteveMD2, she is, as has correctly been pointed out, contesting a ‘no hope’ seat at the moment, however she is climbing the first steps on the political ladder and if she fights a good fight and follows party procedures (like the honest campaign pledge) she will slowly (or quickly) get moved to somewhere she is more likely to win. If you follow Margaret Thatcher’s political career you’ll see hers worked on similar lines.

    It is so beyond the realms of possibility that they will win the seat based on the last elections that its unlikely in the extremely for that reason that her sexuality will be used as a reason for not winning it. Nationally there is a significant swing to the Tories, but if the Conservatives were to win that one airline would need to taking out insurance against flying pigs.

  16. Is Sister Mary drunk when she pens her comments? She really ought to read them through before clicking on ‘Say it!’

  17. theotherone 16 Aug 2009, 12:44pm

    Sister: given Labour’s record in useing homophobia against Queer candates do you think that provoking the local Labour Party to launch a homophobic campaign is part of the Tory stratagy?

    Either way she’s obviously being groomed for a future career in the Party.

  18. I wish her every success in her political career, I don’t agree with her party of choice but still wish her well.

    At least she is getting involved in politics something too many in the LGBT fail to do. All too often we just stand around sniping on the sidelines effectively doing nothing.

    How many of the people attacking her fail even to vote I wonder!

  19. There is no chance of her winning this seat. It’s between Labour and the SNP. All other parties will trail behind. There is only a swing to the conservatives in England, not in Scotland. I don’t know about Wales.

  20. Sister Mary Clarence 17 Aug 2009, 4:22am

    The latest poll from Scottish Opinion for the constituency shows:

    CON 6%, LAB 51%, LDEM 3%, SNP 33%

    It is anticipated that the Conservatives with secure 21% of the next Westminsiter vote (slightly up obn last time) winning between one and six additional seats depending on where you source the information.

  21. Sister Mary Clarence,

    I don’t doubt what you say, but even if the Conservatives did win an additional 6 seats in Scotland (which is the best case scenario)at the next UK General election, those Scottish seats alone wouldn’t make enough of a difference in Westminster for them to gain a majority. It’s the seats they’ll win in England that will win them the next election. This will then give the SNP reason to claim that Scotland didn’t vote for the UK Conservative Government and go all out for their independence referendum in 2010.

  22. “will Gordo do the same – apoligise for not voting for a single peice of Gay Rights legislation before he became leader? I’m waiting for the apoligy…”

    Actually Gordo voted for gay equality long before it was fashionable. On 21st Feb 1994 Gordo voted for an equal age of consent – 16. That sounds quite gay-friendly to me.

  23. Sister Mary Clarence 17 Aug 2009, 5:37pm

    AnthonyB – probably not, but if the Scottish are stupid enough to want independence then let them have it. Its not like we’d be losing Hong Kong really to be honest.

  24. the other half 17 Aug 2009, 9:32pm

    Mike: I’m looking here at his record since 1998 and…

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    that’s 13 times he was busy out of 13 votes in six years.

    That’s Queer friendly is it?

    Indeed in may 2008 he voted in favor of denieing Fertility Rights to Dykes, Cameren didn’t. Verry Gay friendly.

  25. the other half said “Indeed in may 2008 he voted in favor of denieing Fertility Rights to Dykes, Cameren didn’t. Verry Gay friendly.”

    I believe you’re mistaken on this. I believe Gordon Brown voted to allow fertility rights for lesbians, and Cameron voted to deny those rights.

  26. Re my last message, the vote was on 20th May 2008, and as I said Gordon Brown supported lesbians, but Cameron wanted to deny rights to lesbians.

  27. theotherone 18 Aug 2009, 1:59pm

    my apoligies, I misread that however if you look at their record DC hasd voted FOR more Queer Rights legislation than GB.

    In adition several Labour ministers voted against Queer Rights and have a record of doing so.

  28. Harthacanute 10 Oct 2009, 10:37am

    In retrospect, Sister’s comments on this thread are quite hilarious. Look at how quickly the Tories dropped Alan Duncan when they needed a sacrificial lamb – the greedy selfish git didn’t even 7 months in the job.

    At least it gave us all a good idea of the sort of gay who is a Tory.

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