Carrie Johnson says Boris is looking at ‘extending’ gay rights

Boris Johnson is "completely committed" to protecting gay rights and is looking at "extending them further", his wife Carrie told a meeting of activists at the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.

Mrs Johnson told a 100-strong audience including the Prime Minister, his sister Rachel Johnson and Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, that as an "ally" of LGBT+ people, she was "committed to equality and acceptance of everyone, whoever you are and whomever you love".

The speech in packed bar at the Midland Hotel in Manchester was the first intervention at a party conference by the spouse of a prime minister since Sarah Brown introduced her husband, Gordon, over a decade ago when Labour was in power.

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