The vast majority of LGBTQ+ people believe it is ‘very important’ to have representation in politics, a joint survey from GAY TIMES and Channel 4 News has found.

The number of openly LGBTQ+ Members of Parliament in the UK reached a record high after the December 2019 general election, with representation remaining steady across the political spectrum since then.

More than 8 in 10 (82%) believe this level of visibility to be an important thing, with 16% viewing the issue of ‘average importance’ and the remaining 2% (just 45 respondents) viewing it as ‘not important’ at all.