Chris Bryant's emotional contribution during gay pardons debate
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An emotional Chris Bryant speaks about gay MPs' roles in the anti-Nazi movement

Labour MP Chris Bryant appeared close to tears during a debate on a private member's bill which aimed to pardon thousands of gay men living with convictions for same-sex offences that are no longer illegal.

The former minister recalled gay and bisexual MPs who campaigned against appeasement of Nazi Germany.

Separate plans from the government would pardon men who have already died, but those still living with their criminal convictions - thought to number about 15,000 - would have to apply to have them set aside though a Home Office process.

  • 21 Oct 2016