Labour MP regrets voting against LGBT-inclusive education

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John Spellar, the only Labour MP to vote against LGBT+ inclusive relationships education in English schools, admitted it was a mistake only after a massive backlash. The House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the government’s latest draft guidance for teaching relationships education in all secondary and primary schools in England, with 538 MPs voting in favor, but Spellar was one of those 21 who voted against, and he made an apology for it in the interview to Express & Star. “There were a lot of concerns from faith communities. The education minister Nick Gibb put out an explanatory letter which indicated the way they are looking at local circumstances and wanting to engage with parents and that covered it,” he said, adding that only understanding the power of persuasion it is possible to create a tolerant and inclusive society

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