MP Mike Freer converts civil partnership to gay marriage

Mike Freer. Picture: Susannah Ireland.

Mike Freer. Picture: Susannah Ireland. - Credit: Susannah Ireland

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer is converting his civil partnership into marriage following the legalisation of such conversions last year.

The gay Conservative MP is due to formally convert his civil partnership with Angelo Crolla into marriage today.

Last year, the government approved new legislation allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert them into marriage from December 10.

Mr Freer won awards for his moving speech in support of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in parliament in 2013.