MPs given gender neutral option when entering House of Commons 5
10:21 AM — MPs being sworn into the House of Commons have for the first time been given the option of a gender neutral title.
18th May 2015
David Cameron and Harriet Harman pay tribute to ‘most diverse’ Parliament 6
3:33 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron and acting Labour leader Harriet Harman have both paid tribute to the most diverse House of Commons of all time.
John Bercow re-elected as House of Commons Speaker 15
2:56 PM — John Bercow has been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons.
8th May 2015
Does the UK now have the most LGB elected MPs in the world? 45
5:19 PM — According to new research, the number of LGB MPs elected to the House of Commons today means the UK has the most in the world.
24th February 2015
Britain becomes first country to approve three-person babies 16
9:24 PM — The UK has become the first country to approve a law to allow babies to be created from the DNA of three people.
19th February 2015
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
30th November 2014
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill 12
11:59 AM — Canada's much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee's agenda.
22nd October 2014
Nick Clegg: MPs who support equal marriage at risk under Goldsmith Recall Bill plan 21
7:09 PM — Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith’s proposals for the Recall Bill could threaten MPs with a history of supporting same-sex marriage, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns.
22nd July 2014
Commons Speaker John Bercow: The Commonwealth must do more to support LGBT rights 27
2:06 PM — Ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it is sad that some athletes will not be able to compete because they are LGBT.
28th April 2014
Tory whip restored to MP Nigel Evans 9
1:49 PM — The Conservative whip has been restored to MP Nigel Evans, his Westminster office has confirmed.
17th April 2014
Nigel Evans: ‘I have never been in a proper relationship but I would like to marry’ 16
4:09 PM — MP Nigel Evans has spoken for the first time about his desire to settle down and marry.
14th April 2014
Nigel Evans rejects Channel 4 News ‘Sexminster’ image of Parliament 3
12:31 PM — MP Nigel Evans says that he does not recognise the "Sexminster" image of late night boozing and inappropriate sexual behaviour in Parliament, recently depicted in a report by Channel 4 News.
10th April 2014
David Cameron: ‘It is hard to imagine the relief that Nigel Evans must be feeling’
5:25 PM — The Prime Minister has suggested MP Nigel Evans could retake the Tory whip, following his acquittal on all rape and sexual assault charges.
Nigel Evans: It’s been 11 months of hell and nothing will ever been the same again 19
3:52 PM — MP Nigel Evans has made a brief statement following his acquittal on all rape and sexual assault charges.
MP Nigel Evans cleared of rape and sexual assault charges 1
2:34 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans has been cleared of rape and all other sexual assault charges.
Jury in Nigel Evans sex abuse trial sent out to consider verdict
12:10 PM — The jury in the sex abuse trial of former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans has retired to consider its verdict.
7th April 2014
Court told MP Nigel Evans was an ‘old fool’ but not a rapist
4:24 PM — Nigel Evans may be guilty of "over-friendly and inappropriate behaviour" while drunk, but not sexual assault, the MP’s defence lawyer has said.
3rd April 2014
Ann Widdecombe: Nigel Evans is ‘truthful, considerate, kind and gentle’
7:09 PM — Testimonials from a whole series of Westminster figures, including former MP Ann Widdecombe, have been read out in court at the trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
Equalities Minister Maria Miller forced to apologise for over-claiming expenses 6
12:05 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has been ordered to repay £5,800 and apologise to MPs.
1st April 2014
Nigel Evans: ‘You’re trying to make me out to be a cross between Alan Clark, Oscar Wilde and Benny Hill’
5:00 PM — MP Nigel Evans has denied that he is "lecherous" during heated exchanges in court.