Additional Research

LGBTQ Candidates in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election: Stalled Progress

The dramatic victory of the Canadian Liberal Party has generated optimism that progressive politics will have more space in the new government. However, the story of out LGBTQ candidates in the Federal Election was one of progress stalled. Only two more out candidates ran than four years ago (21) and only six were elected – the same level of representation as in 2011, 2008 and 2006.

LGBT MPs and Candidates in the British General Election, May 2015

Professor Andrew Reynolds presents and analyzes descriptive statistics from the May 2015 UK General Election, in which an unprecedented number of out LGBT candidates ran for office.