7th May 2010
Updated: Out gay Tory shadow ministers retain seats 10
11:55 AM — The three out gay men in David Cameron's shadow cabinet have held on to their seats. Nick Herbert, Alan Duncan and Greg Barker were all returned to Westminster. Mr Duncan and Mr Barker saw a slight drop in their majorities to the Liberal Democrats.
Lib Dems lose seats, gain another gay MP 11
10:49 AM — The Liberal Democrats now have two out gay MPs - but the latest count shows they have lost six seats overall. The result so far has been seen widely as disastrous for Nick Clegg's party, which hoped to capitalise on his perceived good performance in the televised debates.
Controversial Tory MPs Chris Grayling and Julian Lewis keep seats 13
10:07 AM — Two of the Conservative MPs who provoked controversy with their views on gay rights have kept their seats. Chris Grayling and Julian Lewis were returned to Westminster, while the Scottish candidate who said gays were "not normal" came third in his constituency.
Caroline Lucas makes history as first Green MP 19
9:24 AM — Caroline Lucas made history last night by becoming the Green Party's first MP. The party has consistently been ranked the best for gay equality issues by PinkNews.co.uk readers.
Top gay Labour MPs hold onto their seats with reduced majorities 5
8:51 AM — The most high-profile out gay Labour MPs held onto their seats last night but most suffered a reduction in their majorities. Ben Bradshaw, for Exeter, won with 38.2 per cent, with Tory candidate Hannah Foster behind on 33 per cent. He suffered a reduced majority.
Margot James becomes the second out lesbian in parliament 15
7:55 AM — Margot James has become the Conservative MP for Stourbridge, making her only the second out lesbian in parliament. Ms James joins Labour MP Angela Eagle, who held onto her Wallasey seat last night with 51.8 per cent of the vote.
Philippa Stroud fails to win parliamentary seat 49
7:26 AM — Philippa Stroud, the Conservative candidate who allegedly tried to "cure" gay people of demons, failed last night to win a seat. Mrs Stroud was standing in Sutton and Cheam, a seat the Tories hoped to win.
Peter Robinson- husband of ‘homophobe’ Iris Robinson loses his seat 21
1:15 AM — The first minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, has lost his Westminister seat. He is the husband of Iris Robinson, the former MP and Northern Ireland assembly member who called gays an"abomination" and suggested they could be cured.
6th May 2010
Final polls show Tory lead in tightest election for years 14
1:48 PM — Final opinion polls of the general population put the Conservative Party in the lead for today's election. This contrasts with the latest PinkNews.co.uk poll, which put the party behind the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Green Party.
Comment: Why has Philippa Stroud not denied she believes homosexuality is caused by demonic possession? 48
12:46 PM — Four days have gone by since The Observer published allegations that Philippa Stroud, Conservative candidate for Sutton and Cheam, founded two churches that helped people who believed their homosexuality was caused by demonic possession and that it could be overcome through prayer. Four days in which PinkNews.co.uk has repeatedly asked Mrs Stroud to deny the allegations, four days in which she has failed to do so.
5th May 2010
Exclusive: SNP leader and Scottish first minister Alex Salmond answers your questions 29
6:10 PM — In the last few months, we've given our readers the chance to quiz party leaders on their commitment to gay equality in the run-up to the election.
Exclusive: Green Party leader Caroline Lucas answers your questions 10
5:20 PM — Earlier this month, we gave PinkNews.co.uk readers the chance to put their questions to Green Party leader Caroline Lucas. Currently, the party does not have any MPs, although Ms Lucas, standing for Brighton Pavilion, is its best hope of parliamentary representation.
Exclusive: Philippa Stroud’s lawyers warn media over ‘gay cure’ claims 87
4:54 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has been told by solicitors representing Philippa Stroud that a number of media organisations have been contacted warning them of their duties not to publish false allegations about a parliamentary candidate in the run-up to tomorrow's general election.
Exclusive: Gordon Brown tells gay voters that support for Lib Dems will lead to a Tory victory 52
10:56 AM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has told PinkNews.co.uk that gay people should "fear" the Tories and that voting for the Liberal Democrats will make a Tory government more likely.
Exclusive: Gordon Brown answers PinkNews.co.uk readers’ questions on gay issues 31
10:52 AM — As part of our election coverage, we've given our readers the chance to put their questions to the three party leaders - Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron. Prime minister Mr Brown is the last of the three party leaders to answer questions.
4th May 2010
David Cameron backs Philippa Stroud over ‘gay cure’ allegations 50
8:00 PM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron has given his support to a Tory candidate accused of trying to "cure" gay people. He said Philippa Stroud "believes in gay equality".
PinkNews.co.uk poll finds Tory support among gays drops below the Green Party 32
2:34 PM — An exclusive PinkNews.co.uk poll shows that the Conservative Party's share of the gay vote has slipped further. The latest poll was carried out this weekend, as claims of Tory candidate Philippa Stroud attempting to "cure" homosexuality through prayer emerged.
David Cameron ‘not planning’ to legalise full gay marriage despite pledge to ‘consider’ it 39
11:37 AM — Conservative Party leader David Cameron appeared to contradict his equalities manifesto last night when he said he was "not planning" to rename civil partnerships as marriage.
2nd May 2010
Sarah Brown appears at gay club night Duckie on election campaign trail 21
9:37 PM — Sarah Brown, the wife of the prime minister Gordon Brown made a surprise guest appearance at the Duckie gay club night in Vaxhaul, South London last night.
Tory candidate and Cameron advisor ran church that “cured” homosexuality through prayer 208
11:36 AM — The Observer newspaper has today claimed that Philippa Stroud, a Conservative candidate likely to win the Sutton and Cheam at this week's general election founded a church that purported to "cure" gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people through exorcising their "demons" through prayer. Through a statement, Mrs Stroud said that she does not believe homosexuality is an illness, although she refused to comment on whether she believed homosexuality could be cured through prayer.