Britain's Youngest Mayor is a Gay Man

May 31, 2010 Full story: EDGEmiami.com News Feed 18

The youngest mayor in Britain is only 23--and he's a gay man. Perhaps more surprisingly, the nomination of openly gay Ian Campbell to the office of mayor of Retford, England--a former mining town--came from the local council, which is dominated by conservatives.

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Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 May 31, 2010
"Mayor Of France" ?!

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Walnutport, PA

#2 May 31, 2010
But how did the parents cope with the shame of having a son who is a politician? Maybe they had to go to Parents and Friends of Politicians support group meetings in their area....

Since: Jun 09

United States

#3 May 31, 2010
writewingproxycontin wrote:
But how did the parents cope with the shame of having a son who is a politician? Maybe they had to go to Parents and Friends of Politicians support group meetings in their area....
They already kicked him out for being gay, what else are they going to do?
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#4 May 31, 2010
I remember when I was elected Class President in 11th grade !:)

Then my parents found out and kicked me out of the house for being a politician.:(
Short Left Index Finger

Toronto, Canada

#5 May 31, 2010
I hope he's written his parents out of his will and his life forever.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#6 May 31, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
"Mayor Of France" ?!
Paris.. LOL (and NOT hilton btw)

“What's this bit for, then?”

Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#7 May 31, 2010
I actually know retford, its on the nottingham/south yorkshire border and is actually a fairly pretty little town. Like a lot of the palces in the area the towns were really a combination of dormitory for miners and centralised market. Like similar, nearby places such as Bawtry and Tickhill, it really caters to the tourist and yuppie trades nowadays ... hence the tories being in power there

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 May 31, 2010
I don't know how big the place is, but I think I'd have trouble voting for a 23 year old for anything, regardless of whether they were gay, straight, or Jesus Christ.
The Virgin Queen

Miami, FL

#9 May 31, 2010
JohnInToronto wrote:
I don't know how big the place is, but I think I'd have trouble voting for a 23 year old for anything, regardless of whether they were gay, straight, or Jesus Christ.
How about prom queen?

“What's this bit for, then?”

Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#10 May 31, 2010
The Virgin Queen wrote:
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How about prom queen?
they dont have proms in england; and anyway, his parents are still alive, so he could only be a prom princess

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#11 Jun 1, 2010
Viktor Renquist wrote:
I actually know retford, its on the nottingham/south yorkshire border and is actually a fairly pretty little town. Like a lot of the palces in the area the towns were really a combination of dormitory for miners and centralised market. Like similar, nearby places such as Bawtry and Tickhill, it really caters to the tourist and yuppie trades nowadays ... hence the tories being in power there
Far from Leicester?

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Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#12 Jun 1, 2010
TerryE wrote:
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Far from Leicester?
30-40 minutes, no more. get onto the M-1 and then head in the general direction of Doncaster, follow the signs to Bawtry and then Austerfield. In Austerfield there are signs showing how to get to Retford :)

Oh, as a USAn, you may also be interested in the fact that one of the original pilgrims from the mayflower hailed from Austerfield, a bloke named Bradford
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#13 Jun 1, 2010
"USAn" ???!!!

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#14 Jun 1, 2010
Viktor Renquist wrote:
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30-40 minutes, no more. get onto the M-1 and then head in the general direction of Doncaster, follow the signs to Bawtry and then Austerfield. In Austerfield there are signs showing how to get to Retford :)
Oh, as a USAn, you may also be interested in the fact that one of the original pilgrims from the mayflower hailed from Austerfield, a bloke named Bradford
Had a relative named Barnabas Horton,(Google) who left the Leicestershire village of Mousely about the same time. Actually, it was in 1634, we think. He was progenitor to one US President, several soldiers in the Continental Army, Many soldiers in the US Civil war (on both sides) A singer, and an Actor, and Me!
Regards, Terry

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Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#15 Jun 1, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
"USAn" ???!!!
a denizen of the USA ... as distinct from the less accurate and potentially more confusing "american" which could refer to anyone from Canada to Chile ... used specifically in this case because the Mayflower is a vessel uniquely associated with the USA and Plymouth Argyle FC

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Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#16 Jun 1, 2010
TerryE wrote:
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Had a relative named Barnabas Horton,(Google) who left the Leicestershire village of Mousely about the same time. Actually, it was in 1634, we think. He was progenitor to one US President, several soldiers in the Continental Army, Many soldiers in the US Civil war (on both sides) A singer, and an Actor, and Me!
Regards, Terry
I don't know Mousely I'm afraid Terry. I do know a village in Cornwall called Mousehole (pr Mouzul)

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#17 Jun 1, 2010
Viktor Renquist wrote:
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I don't know Mousely I'm afraid Terry. I do know a village in Cornwall called Mousehole (pr Mouzul)
I've heard of it, No, this is MOUSELEY. About ten miles or so south of the city of Leicester. It was in a (the) Millenium because it was mentioned in the Domesday book. Lord Brabazon (sp) of the jet airliner known as the Comet was also from there. At least I think it was the Comet. I was there in 2000.
Regards, Terry

“What's this bit for, then?”

Since: Feb 09

Adelaide SA

#18 Jun 1, 2010
TerryE wrote:
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I've heard of it, No, this is MOUSELEY. About ten miles or so south of the city of Leicester. It was in a (the) Millenium because it was mentioned in the Domesday book. Lord Brabazon (sp) of the jet airliner known as the Comet was also from there. At least I think it was the Comet. I was there in 2000.
Regards, Terry
10 miles south of Leicester would put it not too far from the M-1 so yeah, retford is almost local by US or Australian standards :)

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