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Location of Hambleton within North Yorkshire
Hambleton is a local government district in North Yorkshire. The main towns are Northallerton and Thirsk.

LGBT history

An e-petition by Josh Cunnington calling for the Government to create an LGBT Community Group for Northallerton was rejected as not falling within the Govenment's area of responsibility.[1]

Gay Men Talking has been a social and support group for gay an bisexual men, meeting twice a month in Northallerton.[2]

In January 2014 the MP for Thirsk and Malton, Anne McIntosh, was deselected by her local Conservative Association following a record of voting against equal marriage and other measures for LGBT equality.[3]


  1. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29773 HM Government e-petitions site; date not given
  2. http://www.thegayguide.org.uk/browse?cat=%2FSocial+Groups%2FLocal+groups#4b5cf521bc60e GMFA Gay Guide (item last updated March 2010)
  3. http://www.lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/index.php?title=Hambleton&action=edit Pink News 31 January 2014.