Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison said her sexuality is just ‘part of who I am’ when she revealed herself as bisexual today.

The Tory politician, 28, who was elected MP for Bishop Auckland in 2019, said she had known ‘quiet many years’ about her sexuality but had not spoken publicly because she’ would not be be considered a great thing ‘.

Mrs. Davison is believed to be the first female Conservative MP to come out publicly as bisexual.

In an interview on GB News to be broadcast today, Mrs Davison said: ‘I have known I have been bisexual for many years. All my close friends and family know this.

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison, 28, who was elected MP for Bishop Auckland in 2019, went public as bisexual today

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison, 28, who was elected MP for Bishop Auckland in 2019, went public as bisexual today

‘If anyone were to explicitly ask me, I certainly would not try to hide it because I do not think it is something to be ashamed of.

‘The reason I haven’t done some kind of‘ by the way guys ’is because I don’t want bees to be considered a big thing.

‘If I was doing a very public kind of parade, it would be me who said there was something really unusual about this and tried to do a great thing about it when for me it is not. It’s just part of who I am. ‘

Mrs Davison also revealed that she would adopt a nickname on dating sites to ensure people were not deterred by her being a Member of Parliament

She said: ‘I do not feel I need to be in a relationship, but in the end you want to settle down with someone. So I decided to go for a dating app.

‘But with such an unusual name, I thought, maybe it’s not the most incognito way – and the last thing you want is someone trying to match or chat with you because they know what you’re doing.’

Tory MP said she is in the process of divorcing her husband John Fareham and is in a relationship.

She added: ‘I see someone at the moment. It’s going really well and I’m very excited about it. But we will see, the future is a very exciting place. ‘

After her interview, the MP took to Twitter to write: ‘Really overwhelmed by the outflow of love tonight. Thank you very much for your support. ‘

Tory MP, who became the first Conservative MP in the former Labor stronghold in more than 80 years, said she is in the process of divorcing her husband John Fareham (pictured together)

Tory MP, who became the first Conservative MP in the former Labor stronghold in more than 80 years, said she is in the process of divorcing her husband John Fareham (pictured together)

MP took to Twitter to write: 'Really overwhelmed by the flow of love this evening.  Thank you very much for your support '

MP took to Twitter to write: ‘Really overwhelmed by the flow of love this evening. Thank you very much for your support ‘

Conservative colleagues were among those offering Mrs Davison their support, while Peterborough MP Paul Bristow tweeted: ‘Good for @DehennaDavison. Exactly. It’s not a big deal, but saying this – in a broad interview – will undoubtedly still help others. ‘

The LGBT + Conservatives Twitter account wrote: ‘We are so proud of our friend @DehennaDavison!

‘We welcome her to our community with open arms and are so excited to continue working with her as she enters this new chapter in her life.’

Mrs Davison became the first Conservative MP in the former Labor stronghold in more than 80 years when she won the seat from Helen Goodman in 2019.

She won a majority of nearly 8,000 as her party achieved unprecedented gains across the Northeast.

After the general election, she divorced Hull councilor John Fareham – whom she married in 2018.

The couple had appeared on the Channel 4 show Bride and Prejudice a year earlier, which documented the couple’s push for acceptance from the MP’s grandfather.

Earlier this year, the Conservative MP said the pain of losing his father Dominic to a single blow when she was just 13 was harder to take because his killer was never convicted.

In a speech to the Times, the MP said the fact that the man who hit her father, who was just 35 when he was killed in a pub in Sheffield in 2007, did not serve a prison sentence had spurred her to fight for justice for other families in similar situations.

Her father’s aggressor was on trial for the crime in 2007, but there was controversial evidence, with testimony split, meaning he was not convicted.

Mrs Davison, who started the All Party Parliamentary Group on Assault in February this year, said: ‘Knowing my father as I knew he was not a violent man was hard to come to terms with.’

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