The Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland has turned out to be bisexual, saying her sexuality is not a big deal and “is part of who I am”.
Dehenna Davison, who was elected as the red wall turned blue, said she was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love” after publicly declaring she was bisexual.
The 28-year-old was elected to represent Bishop Auckland in 2019, the first Tory to hold the post since the constituency was created in 1885, as Boris Johnson won a majority in Westminster.
In an interview due to air on GB News today, Davison said: “If anyone asked me explicitly, I certainly wouldn’t try to hide it because I don’t think there is anything. to be ashamed.
“The reason I didn’t do some sort of ‘By the way, guys,’ is because I don’t want being bi to be seen as a big deal.
“If I did a very public show I would say there’s something really unusual about it and try to make a big deal out of it when for me it’s not. It’s just part of who I am.
In the interview, previewed in The daily telegraph, Davison explained how she is divorcing her husband and is in a relationship, adding, “It’s going very well, and I’m very excited about it. But we’ll see, the future is a very exciting place.
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In 2018, Davison appeared on Channel 4’s Bride And Prejudice, which showed the 24-year-old marrying John Fareham, a Tory adviser 35 years her senior.
In a tweet on Sunday night, she added: “Really overwhelmed by the outpouring of love tonight. Thank you very much for your support.”
Conservative colleagues were among those who offered their support to Miss Davison, with Peterborough MP Paul Bristow tweeting ‘Good for @DehennaDavison. Place on. It’s not much, but saying this – in a high-profile interview – will definitely help others. “
The LGBT + Tory Twitter account wrote: “We are so proud of our friend @DehennaDavison! We welcome her to our community with open arms and are delighted to continue working with her as she enters this new chapter in her life.