17th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans were ‘out of character’
5:04 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant has described sexual assault allegations against MP Nigel Evans as "out of character".
14th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans pays tribute to the ‘legendary’ Tony Benn 5
1:57 PM — Nigel Evans has paid tribute to veteran Labour politician Tony Benn who has died at the age of 88.
13th March 2014
Court told man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans’ hands ‘all over him’
4:13 PM — A man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans' "hands all over him", a court has heard.
12th March 2014
Tory MP Conor Burns told Nigel Evans to spend less time with Commons researchers
2:25 PM — Conor Burns has become the first MP to give evidence for the prosecution in the trial of MP Nigel Evans.
11th March 2014
Man claims MP Nigel Evans placed hand down trousers in ‘drunken over-familiarity’ in Soho pub
3:59 PM — A man who alleges he was indecently assaulted by Nigel Evans told a court the MP put his hand down his trousers twice during a night out in Soho.
10th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans denies raping university student
6:41 PM — A court has heard allegations that Nigel Evans raped a university student at his home.
Jury told Nigel Evans assaulted man inside parliamentary bar
5:08 PM — A jury has heard MP Nigel Evans allegedly indecently assaulted a man in a parliamentary bar - and also another man at the Conservative Party conference in 2003.
25th February 2014
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
10th February 2014
Speaker John Bercow to give evidence at rape trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans
1:39 PM — The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, is to be a prosecution witness during the trial of former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
6th February 2014
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I’m embarrassed the UK is not including gay people in its Olympic delegation 8
2:01 PM — Chris Bryant has condemned the government for failing to include any LGBT people in the Olympic delegation, and jokes President Putin should “stop wandering around” with his shirt off as he risks arrest.
23rd January 2014
MP Nigel Evans due in court on Friday over sex charges
2:56 PM — Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing in relation to several sexual assault charges.
20th December 2013
Nigel Evans: ‘Ugandan MPs who voted for anti-gay bill are a complete disgrace’ 8
12:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has heavily criticised MPs in Uganda who voted in favour of a bill harshening punishments for homosexuality.
12th December 2013
Lib Dem MP backs initiative to combat LGBT bullying in schools 2
10:26 AM — Lewes MP Norman Baker supports a proposed Liberal Democrats initiative, introduced by Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson, to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
17th November 2013
Former UKIP MEP reveals she is the UK’s first transgender Parliamentarian 46
1:00 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as Britain's first "sex change parliamentarian" after writing about her gender reassignment journey in a new autobiography.
23rd October 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert rescues woman from being swept away in the Thames 6
11:55 AM — A Liberal Democrat MP saved the day last night as he tossed a lifebelt into the water to save a woman from being swept away down the Thames.
16th October 2013
Tory MP with mixed record on gay rights elected deputy speaker 8
7:01 PM — Eleanor Laing, who abstained from this year's vote on equal marriage, claiming people in her constituency still needed time to get used to civil partnerships, has been elected deputy speaker of the Commons.
4th October 2013
Gay MP Nigel Evans to stand trial over sex charges in March 2014
3:18 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will stand trial in connection with charges of multiple sex offences in March 2014, it has been announced.
18th September 2013
Gay MP Nigel Evans appears in court over sex charges
10:54 AM — Nigel Evans, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has made his first court appearance after being charged with sex offences.
10th September 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans re-arrested on two further indecent assault allegations
2:11 PM — The openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of two more counts of indecent assault.
25th August 2013
Nepal: Government excludes gay community from HIV meeting 1
1:28 PM — Nepal’s interim government has been criticised for ignoring the country's gay community and misusing funds after it sent only three officials to a HIV conference in Bangkok.