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Lib Dems at London Pride

July 5, 2010 7:51 PM
London Pride 2010 - Caroline Pigeon, Ros Scott, Lynne Featherstone, and Sarah Ludford

l-r: Caroline Pigeon, Ros Scott, Lynne Featherstone, and Sarah Ludford

The Lib Dems had a bumper showing at London Pride this year - with a host of high profile Liberal Democrats joining us. That included Party President Baroness Ros Scott, London MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford, London Assembly Member Caroline Pigeon, and London MP and government minister for LGBT equality Lynne Featherstone.

They were joined by former London Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick, and newly elected out-gay MP Stephen Gilbert. And a throng of Lib Dems from across the city and further afield.

London MEP Sarah Ludford said, "London Pride was great fun again this year, with much good humour, outrageous costumes and beautiful weather. It showed the broad-based support for equality for gay people which has however only been achieved through decades of campaigning. We need to remember that equality in law and practice has not been achieved even across Europe, and people are still persecuted and killed everywhere purely because of their sexuality."

"We got a good reception from the crowd, who appreciated that the Liberal Democrats are the only party that has

consistently supported LGBT rights - and is now doing so effectively in government."