Redefining marriage hits Corby by-election

The town of Corby has been deluged with tens of thousands of leaflets against Government plans to redefine marriage, ahead of Thursday’s by-election.

Campaigners have been out on the streets today, urging voters to make it an issue at the ballot box.

And local activists will go door-to-door with leaflets showing why politicians should not meddle with marriage.


The massive leaflet drop has been organised by the Coalition for Marriage, which has over 610,000 supporters nationwide.

Nearly 500 of them live in the Corby constituency, which is a highly marginal seat won by the Tories at the last election.

Tens of thousands of copies of a leaflet called ‘Ten Reasons Why the Government is Wrong to Redefine Marriage’ will be distributed.


Colin Hart, Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage, said: “Ordinary people in places like Corby want action on the economy and public services, not meddling with marriage.

“Nearly 500 Corby voters who have joined our campaign tell us that they don’t want marriage to be redefined. I think people are fed up with politicians messing around with side issues while ordinary families struggle to make ends meet.

“It’s time for senior politicians – particularly Mr Cameron, Clegg and Osborne – to get a grip and start talking about the issues that really matter, like reviving the economy, not redefining marriage.”

Fed up

Local voter Ray Smith said: “I have been a Conservative voter all my life, but made it clear to someone who rang me from them that their determination to redefine marriage would mean that I would not be voting for them this time, nor for the other two main parties because of the fact that they hold the same position…I hope to attend a meeting hosted by the UKIP candidate (Margot Parker) when I intend to ask what their position is on this matter.”