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Tory national convention chairman on gay marriage.

Same sex statues adorn the top of a wedding cake. Photograph: Getty Images.

My concern is that we are potentially upsetting our members and activists when I have one goal, and that is to obtain a Conservative majority government in 2015. Anything which upsets any of my members, I don’t like to see that.

Conservative National Convention chairman Emma Pidding warns David Cameron not to press ahead with gay marriage.

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