Senior Tories set to rebel and back Labour MP's bid to outlaw 'conversion ... trends now

Senior Tories set to rebel and back Labour MP's bid to outlaw 'conversion ... trends now
Senior Tories set to rebel and back Labour MP's bid to outlaw 'conversion ... trends now

Senior Tories set to rebel and back Labour MP's bid to outlaw 'conversion ... trends now

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Senior Tories are set to support a Labour MP's bid to ban all forms of so-called conversion therapy, which seeks to suppress a person's sexual or gender identity.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, is due to introduce draft legislation to the House of Commons tomorrow to outlaw the practice.

His Private Member's Bill has attracted the backing from a group of 10 Conservative MPs.

They include Alicia Kearns, the chair of the Commons' foreign affairs committee, and Caroline Nokes, the chair of the Commons' women and equalities committee.

Mr Russell-Moyle's attempt to introduce a ban on 'conversion therapy' comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dropped a Tory commitment to outlawing the practice.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, is due to introduce draft legislation to the House of Commons tomorrow to outlaw 'conversion therapy'

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, is due to introduce draft legislation to the House of Commons tomorrow to outlaw 'conversion therapy'

Alicia Kearns

Caroline Nokes

His Private Member's Bill has attracted the backing from a group of 10 Conservative MPs - including Alicia Kearns (left) and Caroline Nokes (right)

Mr Russell-Moyle's attempt to introduce a ban on 'conversion therapy' comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dropped a Tory commitment to outlawing the practice

Mr Russell-Moyle's attempt to introduce a ban on 'conversion therapy' comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dropped a Tory commitment to outlawing the practice

Both Theresa May and Boris Johnson pledged to ban 'conversion therapy' when they were in Downing Street.

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