Congratulations to Imran Ahmad-Khan on becoming the Conservative Member of Parliament for Wakefield.
Since Imran's historic victory in Wakefield, we have been made aware that the application made in his name to the LGBT+ Conservatives Candidates’ Fund, which only supports ‘out’ LGBT+ candidates standing for election, was done in error by his campaign team along with several applications to various sources of campaign funding. This error meant we incorrectly described him as an "out LGBT candidate" which an application to our fund gives us permission to do.
This description was picked up by various media sources and we are happy to correct the record. We apologise unreservedly for the incorrect reference.
Imran fully endorses the values of the Conservative Party and LGBT+ Conservatives that include a resolute commitment to equal treatment and the elimination of discrimination against anyone on the grounds of their race, religion, sex, orientation, or any other such characteristic.