And they say the Conservative Party hasn't changed. This is Dr David Bull and, ahem, friends at the Brighton Pride event last week. He's the candidate for Brighton pavilion and he led 25 Tory supporters on a float with a Saturday Night Fever theme. The event attracted some 120,000 onlookers.
The Conservative Party also had a stall in Preston Park which received a very warm reception. On the stall, which was manned by the newly-formed Brighton and Hove Conservative Future, were postcards spelling out the facts about David Cameron’s voting record on Equal Gay Rights as opposed to Gordon Brown’s. David Bull said of the day:
It was wonderful to see the whole Brighton Community together with absolutely no
hint of prejudice. It reaffirmed my desire to represent this constituency and to
show voters that David Cameron’s modern, inclusive Conservative party abhors
discrimination. We wanted to make a statement by taking part in Pride. We
represent the whole country in all its diversity.
Well, good on him. Maybe I should have tried that in North Norfolk.... Hmmm, perhaps that's where I went wrong :)