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Lib Dem Leadership Candidate announces she is Pansexual


Liberal Democrat MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran has announced she is pansexual and in a relationship with a woman.

The MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, who previously only had relationships with men, told PinkNews she is in a relationship with ex-Lib Dem press officer Rosy Cobb.

Pansexuality describes those who are attracted to a person regardless of their sex or gender.

"It's about the person themselves," said Ms Moran,

Speaking to the PinkNews website, Ms Moran - a potential candidate to become the next Lib Dem leader - also criticised Parliament as a "weird, backwards place" for LGBTQ people.

She said coming out in the context of being an MP had been "slightly more difficult" than telling her friends and family.

Asked to describe pansexuality, Moran said: "Pansexuality, to me, means it doesn't matter about the physical attributions of the person you fall in love with, it's about the person themselves."

"It doesn't matter if they're a man or a woman or gender non-conforming, it doesn't matter if they identify as gay or not," she added.

Yes, this is the woman, who most likely, will be leading the third biggest party in the country. It almost makes you pine for the days when Paddy Ashdown ruled the Lib Dems.