The House of Commons is expected to break its own record for the world’s highest proportion of candidates identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans for the first time in UK history for the today’s general election. According to the parties own data, some 222 LGBT candidates will be running for election. It is not known how many independent and fringe party candidates are LGBT, meaning the figure could well be even higher.Both the Conservative Party and Labour have identified 42 out LGBT candidates, the highest figure for both parties. The Liberal Democrats have 30 out candidates, including former MP Simon Hughes who is running to win back his south London constituency. Green Party internal figures report 86 out candidates, though 11 have been publicly identified. The SNP, who only run candidates in Scotland, is running 10 LGBT candidates under their banner. UKIP have six candidates, while Plaid Cymru, the SDLP and the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland each have two candidates.