Being trans is not an issue

Thank you for contacting me regarding trans issues and the Conservative Party leadership contest.

I am determined that everyone in the UK should be free to live their lives and fulfil their potential regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

I am proud of this Government’s record on LGBT issues; from legalising same-sex marriage to proceeding to ban conversion therapy.  I am also proud that the UK is a world leader in promoting the rights of LGBT people around the globe and seeking an end to discrimination where it exists.

I want every individual, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity to have the confidence and the freedom to be themselves. These are inherently Conservative values and I hope whoever prevails in the leadership contest will continue this good work under their premiership.