MP castigates anti-gay marriage group that used her picture on leaflet

A Tory MP has blasted an anti-gay marriage group for using her image in a leaflet campaigning against same-sex marriage.

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, said she is “appalled” that her picture has been used without her permission in a campaign against gay marriage.

The Coalition for Marriage handed out leaflets in the Cornwall area which suggested people should object to David Cameron’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

The MP criticised the Coalition for Marriage and said that their inclusion of her picture wrongly suggested she supported the group and its beliefs.

Mrs Newton said:

“I do not endorse the leaflets. I am appalled that the Coalition for Marriage have chosen to use a photo of me without permission, apparently to give residents the impression that I support the claims made within their leaflet.”

Despite being appalled at the anti-gay marriage group Mrs Newton has invited its representatives to speak at a public event, alongside the gay rights charity Stonewall. She will consider views put forward at this event before voting on gay marriage in Parliament.

Photo by AirBeagle via Flickr under a Creative Commons license

Marilyn Stowe

The senior partner at Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers with clients throughout the country, in Europe, the Far East and the USA.

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