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Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP: We need "a conversation" about faith and politics

On Around The House at 10.45pm, Berwick Conservative MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan says it's time for a "big discussion" about the pressures politicians face over their religious views.

It follows Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg's comments on his opposition to gay marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape or incest.

Paul Brand also talks to the former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in the programme about the questions that overshadowed his election campaign, on whether he considers gay sex a sin.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan says we should talk more openly about how politicians can balance their faith with the scrutiny of public life.


New Stockton South MP: 'I think it's important to stay normal in politics'

The recently elected MP for Stockton South says he will continue working as a GP, where time allows.

Labour's Dr Paul Williams clinched the seat in last month's General Election from the former Conservative Minister, James Wharton, in what was seen by many as a shock result.

Dr Williams is a guest on this month's edition of Around The House. He told Helen Ford that while he will throw himself into political life, shifts as a GP will allow him to keep his ear to the ground.

You can watch Around The House at 10:45pm tonight (13th July) on ITV Tyne Tees.

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