24th February 2015
Peter Tatchell recalls the dirtiest, most violent and anti-gay by-election in modern British history 39
3:41 PM — It's 32 years since the Bermondsey by-election, dubbed one of the most homophobic elections ever to be held in Britain, Peter Tatchell looks back at the events.
21st November 2014
Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election with 2,900 majority 12
11:07 AM — UKIP's Mark Reckless has become the party's second elected MP after winning at the Rochester and Strood by-election.
17th November 2014
Scottish by-election candidate: I will ‘easily’ stop same-sex marriage if elected 62
5:49 PM — A candidate in a council by-election in Scotland has pledged to "easily" stop same-sex marriages from happening.
9th October 2014
Will we be waking up on Friday to UKIP’s first elected MP? 10
10:29 AM — Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections - seats previously occupied by anti-gay marriage MPs.
18th September 2014
Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, flops in council by-election 42
11:56 PM — Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, has come last in an Oxford council by-election.
8th September 2014
Julia Gasper, who called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, standing in by-election next week 44
2:42 PM — Julia Gasper, who has called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, is standing for the English Democrats in an Oxford council by-election next week.
2nd September 2014
Clacton by-election date announced for anti-gay marriage Tory defector 24
11:33 AM — The date of the Clacton by-election for UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell has been announced.
28th August 2014
Did anti-gay marriage MP Douglas Carswell tread on some UKIP toes already? 20
6:02 PM — Despite announcing his defection from the Tories to UKIP earlier today, Douglas Carswell may not be able to stand for re-election at a by-election, as the current UKIP candidate says he is staying put.
31st May 2014
Newark UKIP supporter: Gay marriage is like people marrying pigs 108
3:41 PM — A UKIP supporter in Newark has claimed that same-sex marriage is "appalling" and will lead to people "marrying pigs".
15th May 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with gays.
5th May 2013
UKIP Scotland spokesman under fire for saying ‘selfish’ gays want to ‘destroy our society’ 60
4:43 AM — The new energy spokesman for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Scotland, has come under heavy criticism for saying that "selfish" gay people are "deeply hostile" to straight people, and that they are trying to "destroy our society".
6th March 2013
Ann Widdecombe blames Tory Eastleigh by-election defeat on PM’s same-sex marriage stance 45
6:43 PM — Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to press ahead with equal marriage explains last month’s Tory defeat in the Eastleigh by-election.
1st March 2013
Tory Leaders: Equal marriage was ‘not an issue’ in losing the Eastleigh by-election 14
5:20 PM — Members of Tory leadership, including Michael Gove and David Cameron, have denied that the issue of equal marriage played a role in the party losing the Eastleigh by-election, the result of which was announced today.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage: ‘David Cameron needs to stop talking about gay marriage’ 65
5:17 PM — UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says David Cameron can only win back traditional Tory voters if he stops talking about issues such as same-sex marriage.
22nd February 2013
Peter Tatchell recalls: The dirtiest, most violent & homophobic election in Britain 25
5:14 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s 30th anniversary, Peter Tatchell shares his memories of the south London Bermondsey by-election, arguably the “most homophobic” in living memory.
8th February 2013
Tory Eastleigh by-election candidate denies making homophobic slur — but confirms she’s against equality 48
5:12 PM — The Conservative Party’s candidate for this month’s Eastleigh by-election denies saying Labour did more for “immigrants, the gays, the bloody foxes” than children with special needs.
18th December 2012
Anti-gay UKIP candidate calls for compulsory abortion of Down’s syndrome foetuses 46
6:31 PM — A UKIP candidate, who described same-sex marriage as an “abhorrence", and called for an NHS review to look at compulsory abortion if a foetus has Down's syndrome or spina bifida, has been suspended.
26th November 2012
UKIP By-election candidate: Gay people should not be allowed to adopt 124
4:35 PM — Winston McKenzie, the UK Independence Party’s candidate for the Croydon North By-election and former X Factor hopeful, believes gay people should not be allowed to adopt children.
16th November 2012
‘No intention to support same-sex marriage’ says UKIP 78
4:25 PM — The UK Independence Party has restated its opposition to equal marriage rights for gay couples.
Manchester: Defeat for gay Tory candidate 21
10:37 AM — Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory, has been defeated as the Conservative Party candidate in the Manchester Central by-election.