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Eric Ollerenshaw, GLF, UK

Eric Ollerenshaw

A British Conservative Party politician, Eric was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lancaster and Fleetwood from 2010 to 2015 and voted for the “Gay Marriage Act” in July 2013. He has previously been an elected member of the London Assembly and head of the Cities and Diversity section of the Conservative Party at Conservative Campaign Headquarters.

He was born and grew up in Lancashire and studied a BSc in Economics in 1971 at the London School of Economics before becoming a history teacher. 

As a 22 year old just out of university, he attended GLF meetings and joined the 1972 march up Charing Cross Road and along Oxford Street to speaker’s corner.

What does your identity mean to you?

I am who I am – a person who came out in the ‘70’s and am thankful for the freedoms then and now in the UK to be myself but always aware these freedoms are being denied to others across the world.

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