Crispin Blunt

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Crispin Blunt
Crispin Blunt (born 1960) is a Conservative politician. He was born in Germany to English parents, educated at Sandhurst and the University of Durham, and served as an army officer. Since 1997 he has been MP for Reigate, Surrey.

In August 2010, he announced that he was leaving his wife, in order "to come to terms with his homosexuality".[1][2] Blunt's voting record in Parliament had previously been broadly unsympathetic towards gay rights,[3] though slightly more favourable when compared to the majority of his Conservative colleagues.[4]

References

  1. http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2010/08/crispin-blunt-decides-to-come-to-terms-with-his-homosexuality-and-separates-from-his-wife.html Crispin Blunt decides "to come to terms with his homosexuality" and separates from his wife, ConservativeHome, 27 August 2010
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11115182 Conservative minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay, BBC News Online, 27 August 2010
  3. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpid=40496&dmp=826 Crispin Blunt compared to 'Homosexuality - Equal Rights', They Work For You
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/policy.php?id=826&display=comparison Public Whip Policy Comparison