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Someone has done something hilarious to Andrea Leadsom’s campaign websites

Joseph McCormick July 9, 2016
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Someone unhappy with Andrea Leadsom’s campaign to become Tory leader has done something pretty funny to her ‘campaign websites’.

The Tory leadership hopeful has come under fire for her views on LGBT issues, as well as wanting to repeal the fox hunting ban and other issues.

Various websites with names like ‘LeadsomForLeader’ have been bought and repurposed to poke fun at the MP.

One domain, LeadsomForLeader.com, was bought and redirected to LGBT charity Stonewall’s donations page.

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A second domain, LeadsomForLeader.co.uk, contains a selection of the politician’s “batshit views”, as it describes.

One of the views reads: “The child of a single parent family is 70% more likely to have problems at school, and even to become a drug addict or a criminal.”

Anther says: “The self-indulgence and carelessness of non-committed adult relationships is proving fatal to the next generation.”

Leadsom2016.com has also been bought, and now redirects to the Labour party membership page.

Meanwhile Leadsom has been attacked for an interview with the Times in which she said she had an edge over rival Theresa May because May does not have children but she does.

David Cameron defended equal marriage in the UK against criticism from Leadsom, who said legislation to legalise it in England and Wales was “muddled”.

Mrs Leadsom has said this week that she “doesn’t like” the legislation that brought about equal marriage and would have preferred it if gay couples only had civil partnerships.

The MP for South Northamptonshire, had ‘positively abstained’ on the issue in 2013, voting both for and against same-sex marriage.

She was earlier this week linked to a ‘gay cure’ group in Uganda.

Theresa May has maintained a commanding lead in the race to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister – with Justice Secretary Michael Gove eliminated from the running by Mrs Leadsom.

But a new poll by the leave.eu campaign suggests that Mrs Leadsom could be winning more support than her rival.

Here is how the two remaining candidates stand on equality issues.

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