Lib Dem leadership hopeful Layla Moran announces she is pansexual and in lesbian relationship

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A LIB Dem MP and possible leadership contender has announced that she is pansexual and in a lesbian relationship.

Layla Moran, 37, who has represented Oxford West and Abingdon since 2017, said she had previously only dated men, but around six months ago began a relationship with a woman she met through work.

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Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has announced that she is pansexual and in a lesbian relationship[/caption]

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Moran said she had never previously considered starting a relationship with a women[/caption]

She said the relationship had been “surprising” at first, but that her sexuality was not about “physical attributions of the person you fall in love with” but “the person themselves”.

Pansexuals differs from bisexual, who are attracted to either gender, in not recognising gender as part of their attraction at all.

Pansexuals differs from bisexual, who are attracted to either gender, in not recognising gender as part of their attraction at all.

In an interview with the PinkNews website, Moran, who has previously been touted as a future Lib Dem leader, said: “It was really wonderful on the one hand, but also quite surprising for me in how I had identified before.

“It wasn’t really something I had done before or considered before, but sometimes when you meet the right person, it just kind of happens.

“We’re in a really committed, loving, supportive, relationship, and I feel now is the time to talk about it, because as an MP I spend a lot of my time defending our community and talking about our community.

“I want people to know I am part of our community as well.”

‘PARLIAMENT IS A WEIRD PLACE’

Moran said that coming out in the context of being an MP had been “slightly more difficult” than telling her friends and family.

“When it became more widely known that we were together, I was quite shocked, actually,” she said.

“There were a few people who said, ‘How serious is this?’, and some people even overtly said, ‘Don’t you think it would be better for your career if you weren’t together?’

“They definitely would not have said anything like that had she been a man.

“Parliament is a weird, backwards place.

“I don’t know if there’s any other [MPs] who would identify as pansexual, and not that many who identify as bisexual.

“There are a few women who are brilliant role models who have come out in their lesbian relationships.”

Moran later posted a picture of herself with her partner to twitter and wrote: “2020 is a new decade and a new path in my journey.”

The MP’s personal life was in the news early last year after it emerged she had been detained by police after slapping her ex-boyfriend in the course of a row.


She later published a statement responding to the reports, and said the argument began over a lost computer cable at the Lib Dem party conference in 2013.

“The relationship had come under enormous strain in preceding months and regrettably, it escalated and in the heat of the moment I slapped him because I felt threatened,” she wrote.

“We both recognise it wasn’t our finest hour and were, both at the time and continue to be, grateful that the police mediated, and calmed things down.”

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Layla Moran is hoping to become leader of the Liberal Democrats[/caption]

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Moran (right) pictured with former party leader Jo Swinson last year[/caption]

Moran has represented Oxford West and Abingdon since 2017
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