CHESTER Conservatives are targeting the gay vote in the general election.
Leaflets have been handed out in gay-friendly venues such as the Liverpool Arms and Bar Sixty-Nine apologising for past ‘mistakes’.
The flyer said Tory leader David Cameron had publicly apologised for Section 28, a law brought in by the Conservatives in 1988 which said a local authority ‘shall not intentionally promote homosexuality’.
And it said shadow home secretary Chris Grayling had apologised if his comments had caused any misunderstanding or offence after he was secretly recorded saying owners of bed and breakfasts should have the right to turn away gay couples.
Tory parliamentary candidate Stephen Mosley said: “We have a very successful, thriving community in Chester who we think would be best served by a Conservative MP.”
Mr Mosley added: “I think attitudes have changed. I think the attitudes of my generation are very different to the attitudes of previous generations across all political colours.”
Mr Mosley accused Labour nationally of “chucking a lot of muck” at the Tories on the issue of homosexuality which he was trying to correct.