List of LGBT politicians in the United Kingdom

The following is a list of openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender individuals who have been elected as members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, European Union, other devolved parliaments and assemblies of the United Kingdom, parliaments of the countries that preceded the United Kingdom and also members of the non-elected House of Lords.

Following the 2019 general election, the UK parliament has the largest number of self-identified LGBT members of any national legislature worldwide.[1]

List of LGBT members of the House of CommonsEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Independent   Anthony Bacon[2] Wallingford 1593–1598 Retired [3][4]
Tory   Edward Hyde Wiltshire & Christchurch 1685–1701 Resigned to become Governor of New Jersey in British North America [5]
Whig   John Hervey Bury St Edmunds 1725–1733 Resigned to join the House of Lords [6][7][8]
Whig   Stephen Fox-Strangways Shaftesbury 1726–1741 Resigned to join the House of Lords [6][7][8]
Whig   Horace Walpole Callington, Castle Rising & Kings Lynn 1741–1768 Retired [9][10][11][12]
Tory   John Tylney Malmesbury 1761–1768 Resigned [13][14]
Tory   Edward Onslow Aldborough 1780–1781 Resigned [15][16]
Whig   William Thomas Beckford Wells 1784–1795 Resigned and Retired [17]
Hindon 1806–1820 Retired
Tory   William John Bankes Truro 1810 Defeated [17]
Cambridge University 1822–1826 Defeated
Marlborough & Dorset 1829–1835 Retired
Whig Henry Grey Bennet Shrewsbury 1811–1826 Retired [18][19]
Tory   Richard Heber Oxford University 1821–1826 Retired [20]
Whig   Robert King County Cork 1826–1832 Defeated [citation needed]
Liberal   Arthur Clinton Newark 18651868 Retired [21][22]
Liberal   Ronald Gower Sutherland 1867–1874 Retired [23][24][25]
Conservative   James Agg-Gardner Cheltenham 18741880, 18851895, 19001906 & 19111928 Defeated, Retired, Defeated & Death [26]
Liberal   Reginald Brett Penryn and Falmouth 18801885 Defeated (later Lord Esher) [27][28]
Liberal   Lewis Harcourt Rossendale 19041917 Resigned to join the House of Lords [29][30]
Liberal   David Charles Erskine West Perthshire 19061910 Retired [31][32]
Labour   Victor Grayson Colne Valley 19071910 Defeated [33]
Conservative   George Lloyd West Staffordshire 19101918 Retired [34]
Eastbourne 19241925 Resigned to join the House of Lords
Conservative   Philip Sassoon Hythe 19121939 Died [35]
Conservative   Malcolm Bullock Waterloo & Crosby 19231953 Resigned [36][37]
Liberal   Arthur Hobhouse Wells 19231924 Defeated [38][39]
Conservative   Victor Cazalet Chippenham 19241943 Killed in action [40]
Unionist   Robert Boothby Aberdeen and Kincardine East & East Aberdeenshire 19241958 Resigned to join the House of Lords [41][42][43]
Labour   Oliver Baldwin Dudley 19291931 Defeated [44][45]
Paisley 19451947 Resigned to join the House of Lords
Liberal National   Robert Bernays Bristol North 19311945 Killed in action [46]
Conservative   Ian Horobin Southwark Central 19311935 Defeated [47]
Oldham East 19511959 Retired
Conservative   Alan Lennox-Boyd Mid Bedfordshire 19311960 Resigned to join the House of Lords [48][49]
Conservative   Paul Latham Scarborough and Whitby 19311941 Resigned [50][51]
Conservative   Ronald Tree Harborough 19331945 Defeated [52][53]
Conservative   Ronald Cartland Birmingham King's Norton 19351940 Killed in action [54][55][56]
Conservative   Henry Channon Southend & Southend West 19351958 Died [57]
Conservative   John Macnamara Chelmsford 19351944 Killed in action [54][58][59]
Labour   Harold Nicolson Leicester West 19351945 Defeated [60][61]
Conservative   Victor Montagu South Dorset 19411962 Became Earl of Sandwich [62]
Labour   Tom Driberg Maldon 19421955 Defeated & retired (later Lord Driberg) [63]
Barking 19591974 (Feb) Retired
Labour   Richard Crossman Coventry East 1945–1974 Died [57]
Labour   George Thomas Cardiff West 19451983 Retired [64][65]
Labour   William J. Field Paddington North 19461953 Resigned [66][67]
Labour   Roy Jenkins Southwark Central & Birmingham Stechford 19481977 Resigned [68][69][70]
SDP Glasgow Hillhead 19821987 Defeated
Liberal   Jeremy Thorpe North Devon 19591979 Defeated [71][72]
Labour   Anthony Crosland South Gloucestershire 19501955 Defeated [68][69][70]
Great Grimsby 19591977 Died
Conservative   Ian Harvey Harrow East 19501959 Resigned [73]
Conservative   Denzil Freeth Basingstoke 19551964 Retired [74]
Conservative   Humphry Berkeley Lancaster 19591966 Defeated [46]
Conservative   Norman St John-Stevas Chelmsford 19641987 Retired [75]
Conservative   Spencer Le Marchant High Peak 19701983 Retired [76][77]
Labour   Maureen Colquhoun Northampton North 1974 (Feb)1979 Defeated [78][79]
Conservative   Keith Hampson Ripon & Leeds North West 1974 (Feb)1997 Defeated [80]
Conservative   Charles Irving Cheltenham 1974 (Oct)1992 Retired [81]
Conservative   David Atkinson Bournemouth East 19772005 Retired [82]
Labour   George Morton Manchester Moss Side 19781983 Retired [83]
Conservative   Michael Brown Brigg and Cleethorpes 19791997 Defeated [84]
Conservative   Matthew Parris West Derbyshire 19791986 Resigned [85][86][87]
Conservative   Harvey Proctor Billericay 19791987 Retired [88]
Labour   Allan Rogers Bootle 19791990 Died [89]
Conservative   Martin Stevens Fulham 19791986 Died [90]
Labour   Roger Thomas Carmarthen 19791987 Retired [91]
Conservative   David Ashby North West Leicestershire 19831997 Retired [92]
Labour   Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East 1983–present Serving [93]
Labour   Ron Davies Caerphilly 19832001 Retired [94]
Conservative   Jerry Hayes Harlow 19831997 Defeated [95]
Conservative   Robert Hayward Kingswood 19831992 Defeated [96]
Liberal Democrats   Simon Hughes Bermondsey and Old Southwark 19832015 Defeated [97][98]
Labour   Chris Smith Islington South and Finsbury 19832005 Retired [99]
Conservative   Alan Amos Hexham 19871992 Retired [100]
Conservative   John Bowis Battersea 19871997 Defeated [101]
Labour   Clive Betts Sheffield South East 1992–present Serving [102]
Conservative   Alan Duncan Rutland and Melton 19922019 Retired [103]
Labour   Angela Eagle Wallasey 1992–present Serving [104]
Conservative   Nigel Evans Ribble Valley 1992–present Serving [105]
Conservative   Michael Fabricant Lichfield 1992–present Serving [106]
Labour   Peter Mandelson Hartlepool 19922004 Resigned to become European Commissioner for Trade [107][108][109][110]
Conservative   Crispin Blunt Reigate 1997–present Serving [20]
Labour   David Borrow South Ribble 19972010 Defeated [111]
Labour   Ben Bradshaw Exeter 1997–present Serving [112]
Conservative   Nick Gibb Bognor Regis and Littlehampton 1997–present Serving [113][114]
Labour   Gordon Marsden Blackpool South 19972019 Defeated [115]
Liberal Democrats   Mark Oaten Winchester 19972010 Retired [84][116]
Labour   Stephen Twigg Enfield Southgate 19972005 Defeated [112]
Liverpool West Derby 20102019 Retired [117]
Conservative   Shaun Woodward Witney 19972001 Joined the Labour Party [118]
Labour St Helens South and Whiston 20012015 Retired
Conservative   Greg Barker Bexhill and Battle 20012015 Retired [119]
Labour   Chris Bryant Rhondda 2001–present Serving [120]
Labour   David Cairns Inverclyde 20012011 Died [120]
Liberal Democrats   David Laws Yeovil 20012015 Defeated [121]
Plaid Cymru   Adam Price Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 20012010 Retired [122]
Labour   Nia Griffith Llanelli 2005–present Serving [120]
Conservative   Justine Greening Putney 2005–2019 Stripped of Conservative whip, became an independent [123]
Independent 2019 Retired
Conservative   Nick Herbert Arundel and South Downs 20052019 Retired [124]
Conservative   Daniel Kawczynski Shrewsbury and Atcham 2005–present Serving [125]
Conservative   David Mundell Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 2005–present Serving [126]
Liberal Democrats   Stephen Williams Bristol West 20052015 Defeated [127]
Conservative   Stuart Andrew Pudsey 2010–present Serving [120]
Conservative   Nick Boles Grantham and Stamford 2010–2019 Resigned from the Conservative Party, became an independent Conservative [128]
Ind. Progressive Conservative 2019 Retired
Conservative   Conor Burns Bournemouth West 2010–present Serving [129]
Conservative   Mike Freer Finchley and Golders Green 2010–present Serving [130]
Liberal Democrats   Steve Gilbert St Austell and Newquay 20102015 Defeated [131]
Conservative   Margot James Stourbridge 20102019 Retired [120]
Conservative   Mark Menzies Fylde 2010–present Serving [132]
Conservative   Eric Ollerenshaw Lancaster and Fleetwood 20102015 Defeated [132]
Conservative Christopher Pincher Tamworth 2010–present Serving [120]
Conservative   Iain Stewart Milton Keynes South 2010–present Serving [120]
Labour   Stephen Doughty Cardiff South and Penarth 2012–present Serving [133]
Labour   Steve Reed Croydon North 2012–present Serving [134]
SNP   Hannah Bardell Livingston 2015–present Serving [120]
SNP   Mhairi Black Paisley and Renfrewshire South 2015–present Serving [135]
SNP   Joanna Cherry Edinburgh South West 2015–present Serving [120]
SNP   Angela Crawley Lanark and Hamilton East 2015–present Serving [120]
SNP   Martin Docherty West Dunbartonshire 2015–present Serving [120]
Conservative   Ben Howlett Bath 20152017 Defeated [120]
Labour   Gerald Jones Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 2015–present Serving [120]
Labour   Peter Kyle Hove 2015–present Serving [136]
SNP   Stewart McDonald Glasgow South 2015–present Serving [120]
SNP   Stuart McDonald Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 2015–present Serving [120]
SNP   John Nicolson East Dunbartonshire 20152017 Defeated [120]
Ochil and South Perthshire 2019–present Serving
Labour   Cat Smith Lancaster and Fleetwood 2015–present Serving [136]
Labour   Wes Streeting Ilford North 2015–present Serving [136]
Conservative   William Wragg Hazel Grove 2015–present Serving [137]
Labour   Dan Carden Liverpool Walton 2017–present Serving [138]
Labour   Gerard Killen Rutherglen and Hamilton West 20172019 Defeated [138]
Labour   Sandy Martin Ipswich 20172019 Defeated [138]
Conservative   Damien Moore Southport 2017–present Serving [138]
Liberal Democrats   Layla Moran Oxford West and Abingdon 2017–present Serving [139]
Labour   Stephen Morgan Portsmouth South 2017–present Serving [140]
Labour   Luke Pollard Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 2017–present Serving [138]
Conservative   Lee Rowley North East Derbyshire 2017–present Serving [138]
Labour   Lloyd Russell-Moyle Brighton Kemptown 2017–present Serving [138]
Conservative   Ross Thomson Aberdeen South 20172019 Retired [138]
Conservative   Chris Clarkson Heywood and Middleton 2019–present Serving [141]
Conservative   Elliot Colburn Carshalton and Wallington 2019–present Serving [141]
Conservative   Mark Fletcher Bolsover 2019–present Serving [141]
Conservative   Peter Gibson Darlington 2019–present Serving [142]
SNP   Neale Hanvey Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 2019–2021 Resigned from the SNP, joined Alba Party [141]
Alba 2021–present Serving
Conservative   Antony Higginbotham Burnley 2019–present Serving [141]
Conservative   Paul Holmes Eastleigh 2019–present Serving [141]
Conservative   Kieran Mullan Crewe and Nantwich 2019–present Serving [141]
Labour   James Murray Ealing North 2019–present Serving [143]
Labour   Charlotte Nichols Warrington North 2019–present Serving [144]
Labour   Kate Osborne Jarrow 2019–present Serving [145]
Conservative   Rob Roberts Delyn 2019–present Serving [146]
Conservative   Gary Sambrook Birmingham Northfield 2019–present Serving [147]
SNP   Alyn Smith Stirling 2019–present Serving [141]
Labour   Nadia Whittome Nottingham East 2019–present Serving [148]
Conservative   Jacob Young Redcar 2019–present Serving [141]
Labour Kim Leadbeater Batley and Spen 2021–present Serving [149]

List of LGBT members of the House of LordsEdit

Party Portrait Title Creation Tenure Notes
Independent   The Duke of Buckingham 23 February 1616
(hereditary)
1616–1628 [150][151]
Independent   The Earl of Castlehaven 15 June 1617
(hereditary)
1617–1631 [152]
Tory   The Earl of Clarendon 31 October 1709
(hereditary)
1709–1723 [14]
Whig   The Lord Hervey 11 June 1733
(hereditary)
1733–1743 [6][7]
Whig   The Earl of Ilchester 6 November 1741
(hereditary)
1741–1776 [8]
Whig   The Earl of Devon 14 October 1788
(hereditary)
1788–1835 [153]
Whig   The Earl of Orford 5 December 1791
(hereditary)
1791–1797 [154][155]
Whig   The Lord Byron 19 May 1798
(hereditary)
1798–1824 [156][157]
Whig   The Earl of Kingston 18 October 1839
(hereditary)
1839–1867 [citation needed]
Liberal   The Earl of Rosebery 7 May 1868
(hereditary)
1868–1929 [28]
Liberal   The Earl Beauchamp 19 February 1891
(hereditary)
1891–1938 [158]
Liberal   The Viscount Esher 24 May 1899
(hereditary)
1899–1930 [27][28]
Conservative   The Marquess of Hertford 23 March 1912
(hereditary)
1912–1940 [159]
Liberal   The Viscount Harcourt 28 August 1917
(hereditary)
1917–1922 [29][30]
Crossbench   The Lord Berners 23 March 1918
(hereditary)
1918–1950 [160]
Conservative   The Lord Alington 30 July 1919
(hereditary)
1919–1940 [34]
Conservative   The Lord Lloyd 25 July 1925
(hereditary)
1925–1941 [34]
Conservative   The Earl of Lauderdale 14 September 1931
(hereditary)
1931–1953 [161][162][163]
Labour   The Lord Faringdon 17 March 1934
(hereditary)
1934–1977 [164]
Conservative   The Viscount Tredegar 3 May 1934
(hereditary)
1934–1949 [165]
Liberal   The Lord Keynes 17 April 1942
(hereditary)
1942–1946 [166][167]
Conservative   The Duke of Wellington 16 September 1943
(hereditary)
1943–1972 [161][162][163]
Conservative   The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava 25 March 1945
(hereditary)
1945–1988 [168]
Conservative   The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu 14 November 1947
(hereditary)
1947–2015 [165]
Labour   The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 14 December 1947
(hereditary)
1947–1958 [44][45]
Conservative   The Viscount Maugham 23 March 1958
(hereditary)
1958–1981 [169]
Conservative   The Lord Boothby 22 August 1958 1958–1986 [41][42][43]
Conservative   The Earl of Arran 19 December 1958
(hereditary)
1958 [170]
Conservative   The Viscount Boyd of Merton 21 September 1960
(hereditary)
1960–1983 [48][49]
Conservative   The Earl of Sandwich 15 June 1962
(hereditary)
1962–1964 [62]
Labour   The Lord Bradwell 21 January 1976 1976 [63]
Crossbench   The Lord Britten 15 July 1976 1976 [171]
Conservative   The Earl of Avon 14 January 1977
(hereditary)
1977–1985 [172]
Labour   The Viscount Tonypandy 14 June 1983
(hereditary)
1983-1997 [44][45]
Liberal Democrats   The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead 12 May 1987 1987–2003 [44][45]
Conservative   The Lord St John of Fawsley 19 October 1987 1987–2012 [75]
Labour   The Baroness Hilton of Eggardon 14 June 1991 1991–present [120]
Labour   The Lord Montague of Oxford 1 November 1997 1997–1999 [173]
Labour   The Lord Alli 18 July 1998 1998–present [120]
Liberal Democrats   The Baroness Barker 31 July 1999 1999–present [174][175]
Crossbench   The Lord Browne of Madingley 28 June 2001 2001–present [176][177]
Labour   The Lord Adonis 16 May 2005 2005–present [178]
Labour   The Lord Smith of Finsbury 22 June 2005 2005–present [179]
Conservative   The Lord Black of Brentwood 9 July 2010 2010–present [180][181]
Conservative   The Baroness Stedman-Scott 12 July 2010 2010–present [182]
Labour   The Lord Collins of Highbury 20 January 2011 2011–present [120]
Conservative   The Lord Glendonbrook 22 March 2011 2011–present [120]
Liberal Democrats   The Lord Paddick 12 September 2013 2013–present [183]
Labour   The Lord Allen of Kensington 2 October 2013 2013–present [184]
Liberal Democrats   The Lord Scriven 19 September 2014 2014–present
Labour   The Lord Cashman 23 September 2014 2014–present [185]
Conservative   The Lord Hayward 28 September 2015 2015–present [186]
Liberal Democrats   The Lord Oates 5 October 2015 2015–present [120]
Conservative   The Lord Barker of Battle 12 October 2015 2015–present [187]
Labour   The Lord Livermore 21 October 2015 2015–present [188]
Conservative   The Lord Duncan of Springbank 14 July 2017 2017–present [189]
Conservative   The Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay 9 October 2019 2019–present [190]
Crossbench   The Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green 16 October 2019 2019–present [191]
Labour   The Baroness Wilcox of Newport 21 October 2019 2019–present [192]
Conservative   The Lord Herbert of South Downs 1 September 2020 2020–present [193]
Conservative   The Lord Moylan 9 September 2020 2020–present [194][195]

List of LGBT members of the European ParliamentEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Conservative   Tom Spencer Derbyshire 19791984 Defeated [196][197]
Surrey 19891999 Retired
Labour   Alan Donnelly Tyne and Wear & North East England 1989–1999 Resigned [198]
Conservative   John Bowis London 19992009 Retired [101]
Labour   Michael Cashman West Midlands 19992014 Retired [199]
SNP   Alyn Smith Scotland 2004–2019 Resigned to become Member of Parliament for Stirling [200]
UKIP   Nikki Sinclaire West Midlands 2009–2010 Resigned from UKIP [201]
Independent 2010–2012 Created We Demand a Referendum Now
We Demand a Referendum 2012–2014 Defeated
UKIP   David Coburn Scotland 2014–2019 Joined the Brexit Party [202]
Brexit Party 2019 Retired
Labour   Seb Dance London 2014–2020 Post abolished [203]
Conservative   Ian Duncan Scotland 2014–2017 Resigned to join the House of Lords [189]
Brexit Party   Louis Stedman-Bryce Scotland 2019–2019 Resigned from the Brexit Party [204][6]
Independent 2019-2020 Post abolished
Brexit Party   David Bull North West England 2019–2020 Post abolished [205]

List of LGBT members of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Liberal Democrats   Iain Smith North East Fife 19992011 Defeated [206]
Liberal Democrats   Margaret Smith Edinburgh West 19992011 Defeated [207]
Green   Patrick Harvie Glasgow 2003–present Serving [208]
SNP   Joe FitzPatrick Dundee City West 2007–present Serving [209]
SNP   Marco Biagi Edinburgh Central 20112016 Retired [210]
Conservative   Ruth Davidson Glasgow 20112016 Retired [211]
Edinburgh Central 20162021
Labour   Kezia Dugdale Lothian 2011–2019 Resigned [212]
SNP   Jim Eadie Edinburgh Southern 20112016 Defeated [213]
SNP   Derek Mackay Renfrewshire North and West 2011–2019 Suspended from the SNP, became an Independent [214]
Independent 2019–2021 Retired
SNP   Kevin Stewart Aberdeen Central 2011–present Serving [215]
SNP   Jeane Freeman Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 20162021 Retired [213]
SNP   Jenny Gilruth Mid Fife and Glenrothes 2016–present Serving [212]
Conservative   Jamie Greene West Scotland 2016–present Serving [216]
Conservative   Ross Thomson North East Scotland 20162017 Resigned to become Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South [217]
Conservative   Annie Wells Glasgow 2016–present Serving [218]
Labour   Paul O'Kane West Scotland 2021–present Serving [219]
SNP   Emma Roddick Highlands and Islands 2021-present Serving [220]

List of LGBT members of the Welsh ParliamentEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Labour   Ron Davies Caerphilly 19992003 Retired [94]
Labour   Hannah Blythyn Delyn 2016–present Serving [221]
Labour   Jeremy Miles Neath 2016–present Serving [221]
Plaid Cymru   Adam Price Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 2016–present Serving [221]

List of LGBT members of the Northern Ireland AssemblyEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Alliance   John Blair South Antrim 2018–present Serving [222]
Alliance   Andrew Muir North Down 2019–present Serving [223]

List of LGBT Members of the London AssemblyEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Conservative   Richard Barnes Ealing and Hillingdon 20002012 Defeated [224]
Conservative   Brian Coleman Barnet and Camden 20002012 Defeated [225]
Conservative   Roger Evans Havering and Redbridge 20002016 Retired [28]
Green   Darren Johnson London-wide 20002016 Retired [226]
Conservative   Andrew Boff London-wide 2008–present Serving [227]
Labour   Tom Copley London-wide 2012–2020 Resigned [228]
UKIP   Peter Whittle London-wide 2016–2018 Resigned from UKIP [229]
Independent 2018–2021 Retired
Conservative   Emma Best London-wide 2021–present Serving [230]
Conservative   Nicholas Rogers South West 2021–present Serving [231]
Green   Zack Polanski London-wide 2021–present Serving [232]

List of LGBT Police and Crime CommissionersEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Labour   Olly Martins Bedfordshire 20122016 Defeated [233]
Conservative   David Munro Surrey 20162021 Defeated [234][235]

List of LGBT directly elected mayorsEdit

Party Portrait Name Area Tenure Reason for leaving Notes
Mayor 4 Stoke   Mike Wolfe Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent 2002–2005 Defeated [236]
Labour   Mark Meredith Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent 2005–2009 Post abolished [237]
Labour   Paul Dennett Mayor of Salford 2016–present Serving [238]
Labour   Philip Glanville Mayor of Hackney 2016–present Serving [239]
Conservative   Andy Street Mayor of the West Midlands 2017–present Serving [240]
Labour   Damien Egan Mayor of Lewisham 2018–present Serving [241]

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