The Conservative MP for Newton Abbot Anne Marie Morris (here she is performing at PMQs) has signed up to a cross-party alliance opposed to Government plans to legislate for same-sex marriages.
58 parliamentarians – including 35 Tory MPs – have put their names to an open letter to the Daily Telegraph warning ministers they have no mandate for the proposed change.
Anne Marie said: “I signed the cross-party letter, alongside many other colleagues, because I have reservations about redefining how we understand marriage.
“It is clear that there are widespread concerns about the proposals and I hope these are taken into consideration as we move forward.”
Joining Anne Marie as signatories are David Davis, ex-ministers Tim Loughton, Sir Gerald Howarth and Sir Jim Paice, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton.
The letter says: “At the last election, none of the three main parties stood on a platform to redefine marriage. It was not contained in any of their manifestos, nor did it feature in the coalition’s programme for government.”