Ann Widdecombe holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Birmingham.
Will the University/ VC David Eastwood revoke her degree, in light of her homophobic comments?
You can read more about the outrage she has caused recently when she claimed that “science may produce an answer” to homosexuality. Is the University of Birmingham still willing to associate itself with someone who, while holding a position of power, is attacking LGBTQ people?
Read Mirror’s story here.
From the University’s website:
‘Ann was a Member of Parliament for Maidstone, and then Maidstone and The Weald from 1987 until her retirement in 2010. Previous to her parliamentary career Ann worked in marketing at Unilever, and as a senior administrator at London University. Ann has held several parliamentary positions including Minister of State for the Department of Employment, Minister of State for the Home Office, and Shadow Health Secretary. She has enjoyed a successful writing career penning a number of books one of which, The Clematis Tree, rose to number eight in the Times Best Seller List’.
We note that MP Liam Byrne recently rejected the University’s honorary position due to senior management’s refusal to seek Living Wage Accreditation and to pay staff the wages they deserve. We wrote about it here.