With David Cameron going and a new Conservative leadership campaign triggered we check to see what each candidate’s LGBT credentials are.

David Cameron, who made LGBT equality one of the cornerstones of his administration has announced his resignation after the UK voted to leave the EU. A Tory leadership battle is now underway. We look at the possible candidates and their views and voting records on LGBT+ equality

How we calculated our results.
Using TheyWorkForYou.com we were able to define MPs’ voting records on equality issues. We made conclusions on an MP’s voting record – we counted Absent votes as a negative.

The likelihood on responsiveness was a mix between a 2015 survey on how MPs responded to their own constituents’ emails and their voting record on LGBT matters.

This list will be updated as new candidate come forward or denounce their candidacy.

PERFECT: Voted to give equality each time

GOOD: Voted to give equality most of the time

MIXED: Voted equally for and against equality

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POOR: Generally voted against equality

TERRIBLE: Always voted against – or abstained.

REFORMED: Used to vote against, now has good record.


STEPHEN CRABB | LIAM FOX | MICHAEL GOVE | JEREMY HUNT (not running) | SAJID JAVID (joint ticket) | BORIS JOHNSON | ANDREA LEADSON | THERESA MAY | NICKY MORGAN (not running) | PRITI PATEL (not running)