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Gay man becomes Britain’s youngest mayor

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  1. Jean-Paul 1 Jun 2010, 3:05pm

    Congratulations, Mr. Campbell.

  2. Ian Bower 1 Jun 2010, 3:10pm

    Huge congratulations Ian.
    You are a rising star!

  3. In reporting his appointment, the local paper, Retford Times, makes no mention of his sexuality. Could we finally have arrived at a point when being gay is no longer noteworthy? Now that would be news in itself! Congrats to Ian.

  4. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 1 Jun 2010, 3:26pm

    Congratulations from Australia – and I am 23 as well!!!!!!

  5. I would of loved to of seen his parents faces when they found out who was their next mayor was. I hope he builds a sewage farm in their back garden and passes a bye law requiring them to be pelted with rotten fruit.

    Congratulations Ian.

  6. Ian Campbell 1 Jun 2010, 4:44pm

    Thanks for everyones lovely comments. I didn’t realise just how much publicity this appointment would get. xx

  7. George Earl 1 Jun 2010, 5:30pm

    Congratulations from New York City and this devoted, tax-paying gay American citizen. In many ways, your nation is many miles ahead of ours–and not just in great tea! Sure, the USA has its marches, sign wavings and letters to the editor with regard to equal gay rights, but are we really going all that forward? No, as a middle-age gay American, I’d say “No way.” I pray to God that our nation follows some of the wise steps yours is taking. Best of luck to you in office!

  8. Not wanting to burst anyone bubble, but are reporting that a “Craig Wilson, aged 22, who is thought to be the youngest mayor in Britain”

  9. OK then – Britain’s youngest out gay mayor!
    Congtatulations again Ian and all the best for Wednesday.

  10. Congratulations! This is marvellous news. WHat an inspiration.

  11. Congratulations from outback Australia! You’re a really positive role model! Hugs.

  12. Well done and hearty congratulations, Ian definitely a rising star – very proud of you.

  13. What a terrific story. I hope his parents (exemplars of the traditional family values we so often hear about, I expect) feel duly mortified.

  14. Matthew Sephton 2 Jun 2010, 1:15pm

    Congratulations to Ian! It’s great to see so many openly-gay men and women in elected positions at all levels throughout the country and in all major political Parties.

  15. Very well done. Congratulations on your appointment,you’re an inspiration to us all.

  16. I hope the parents see the error of their ways, and reconcile with their inspirational son.

  17. Well done Ian!

  18. Proof positive that being gay doesn’t neccesarily equate to looking fabulous… What the Hell is that phot about? He could have had a better one done.

  19. Congratulations. Wonderful to see young people getting involved in their communities.

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