An engagement is announced…..

From today’s Times (£):

Ed and Russell Times cropped

Mr E T Fordham, of course, is  better known to us all as Ed, vice-chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats who, along with many others from that organisation, took pride of place in our Equal Marriage Roll of Honour.

We knew of his and Russell’s happy news already, of course, because Julian Huppert had told the world about it during the Commons’ final passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and been told off by the Speaker. The exchange is recorded forever  in Hansard:

Perhaps the whole House will join me in congratulating its vice-chair, Ed Fordham, who last night got engaged to his partner, Russell Eagling.

Mr Speaker: Order. It is always of great interest to the House to hear the contents of the hon. Gentleman’s Christmas card list, and I do not wish to cavil at his sincerity, but if he could turn his mighty mind to the Lords amendments with characteristic succinctness, the House will be indebted to him.

So, the Times, Hansard and Liberal Democrat Voice! What greater coverage could a newly engaged couple ask?

If you have a subscription to the Times, you can leave them a message of congratulations in their Times Guest Book. If not, please feel free to do so in the comments below. We at Liberal Democrat Voice wish them many happy years together.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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