Pollard was educated at Tavistock College and Christleton High School before studying politics at the University of Exeter , graduating with first-class honours in He worked as an advisor to the Labour politicians David Jamieson and George Foulkes before becoming account director at public relations and marketing firm Edelman. Pollard unsuccessfully contested the South West Devon constituency in and the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport constituency in , before winning the latter seat in from the Conservative incumbent Oliver Colvile on a swing of 7. He also called for a new base for the Royal Marines after any move from their historic home at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth.
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By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline. At last year's election there were 32 lesbian, gay and bisexual MPs, which rose to 33 when Scottish Secretary David Mundell became the first openly out Tory cabinet member last month. The latter, who has been an MP since , said her sexuality had been known among friends, family and colleagues since the mids. At last year's election there were 32 lesbian, gay and bisexual MPs, which became 33 when Scottish Secretary David Mundell pictured became the first openly out Tory cabinet member last month. There are now 35 openly gay, lesbian and bisexual MPs — around 5 per cent of the total number in the Commons. This dwarfs the 12 and ten in the parliaments of Sweden and the Netherlands respectively, both countries that pride themselves on their liberal attitude to gay rights.
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If you're anything like me, then your first thought upon hearing that Hugh Grant was starring in 70s-era miniseries called A Very English Scandal was "oh, that must be about the Profumo Affair. I hope I can remember what that is. Good news: Any fogginess on the details of the Profumo Affair won't hold you back here. But chances are if you're American you aren't familiar with the details of this particular British scandal either.
A West Country MP has spoken out after receiving a torrent of homophobic abuse when he posted a picture of him and his boyfriend on Twitter. Luke Pollard says he had "no idea" such a simple Valentine's Day post of the couple together would "unleash such a torrent of trolls and abuse". Now he's thanked people for their support, saying he wants to break down barriers to make people realise "love is love". He said: "As far as I was concerned, I was posting a picture of me and my boyfriend in the same way that loads of people on my social news feeds were posting pictures of them in their relationships. I had no idea it would unleash such a torrent of trolls and abuse.