Gyles Brandreth's Marriage Act 1994 and wedding rules


Former Conservative MP Gyles Brandreth recalled how a letter from a constituent spurred him on to bring in a law relaxing rules on where people could marry.

The TV presenter explained his successful bid to bring in the Marriage Act 1994, which meant people no longer had to marry in church, and could hold services where they liked.

He also revealed why people used to send him wedding cake, and he made a fresh appeal for more.

This is part of a series of interviews, entitled Change Makers, in which the Daily Politics talks to people who have radically changed Britain.

More from the DAILY POLITICS

Twitter with the DAILY POLITICS

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.