I'm Gay And I'm Leaving My Wife': Tory Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt

"Prisons minister Crispin Blunt has left his wife of 20 years to 'come to terms with his homosexuality'. The MP for Reigate made his announcement yesterday after what friends described as a '30-year journey' in which he has had to 'wrestle with his sexuality'. Mr Blunt, 50, is the 11th Conservative MP to go public with his homosexuality since international development minister Alan Duncan 'came out' in 2002. But he is the first since the party entered government. Until yesterday, Mr Blunt - a former Army officer and Tory whip - was best known as the uncle of the actress Emily Blunt. He also hit the headlines last month when he suggested that taxpayers' money should be spent on parties attended by criminals in prisons."