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Conor Burns MP

Conor Burns entered Parliament in 2010. He was a close friend of OUCA’s late Patron, Margaret Thatcher, in the later years of her life and visited her every week. He briefly served as a PPS before resigning from the government in 2012 in protest against the Coalition’s attempts at reform of the House of Lords. A Eurosceptic, before resigning Burns was the first member of the government to call for a referendum on EU membership to be legislated on for the next parliament. He is also one of only a handful of Tory MPs who is openly gay.