30th September 2014
Ex-Deputy Mayor of London: I will stand up for gay rights in UKIP 20
6:28 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defended joining UKIP, telling PinkNews that he will continue to fight for equality.
Gay Tory Ex-Deputy Mayor of London defects to UKIP 12
12:25 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defected from the Tories to UKIP.
30th September 2013
Ex-deputy mayor of London asked to explain naked Facebook photos 10
7:27 PM — A meeting has been called in order to give a councillor the chance to explain why naked photos appeared on his Facebook page, despite that he said his account was hacked.
25th September 2013
Naked photos appear on ex-Deputy Mayor of London’s Facebook 11
10:43 PM — Richard Barnes, the Conservative openly gay former Deputy Mayor of London has said that his Facebook profile was hacked after it was revealed that a series of naked photographs uploaded to it this evening.
22nd October 2012
London: Gay councillor charged with assault
4:36 PM — Brian Coleman, the gay former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been charged with assaulting a woman in north London.
21st September 2012
London: Gay former Tory AM Brian Coleman arrested over assault allegation
4:35 PM — Brian Coleman, the former Conservative London Assembly Member and ex-mayor of Barnet, has been arrested on suspicion of common assault.
4th May 2012
Gay Tories Brian Coleman and Richard Barnes lose seats to Labour 56
9:40 PM — London's 'statutory' deputy mayor, Richard Barnes, and the chairman of the London Fire Authority, Brian Coleman, both of whom are openly gay, are among the Conservative Councillors to have lost seats to Labour, in what has been a rather poor day for the Tories across the country.
15th September 2011
Gay London deputy mayor accused of making racist joke 39
11:29 AM — Richard Barnes, one of London mayor Boris Johnson's deputies, is being investigated for allegedly making a racist joke about rioters.
22nd October 2010
London hate crime vigil to be held tomorrow 11
3:16 PM — A vigil will be held in London's Trafalgar Square tomorrow to remember victims of hate crime. Speakers will include Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, Stephen Brookes MBE, from the Disability Hate Crime network, and deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes.